M.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)



M.S. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

» Graduate Certificate in GIS

Graduate Certificate in GIS

Elmhurst College offers a graduate-level certificate in GIS, offered entirely online. Elmhurst's graduate certificate uses six existing courses from the master of science in GIS and features an e-portfolio experience and research symposium. Students who complete the six courses for credit will receive the graduate certificate in GIS, or they may complete an additional four courses to earn a master in science in GIS. 

Course Requirements
Six courses are required:

  • AGS 500 Fundamentals of Geospatial Technology (Fall A)
  • AGS 510 Remote Sensing and Imagery Interpretation (Fall B)
  • AGS 520 Fundamentals of Geospatial Programming (Spring A)
  • AGS 530 Principles of Geodatabases (Spring B)
  • AGS 540 Spatial Analysis and Web Mapping (Summer)
  • AGS 580 E-Portfolio and Research Seminar (Fall B)

If a student chooses to complete the master in science in GIS, additional coursework will include: AGS 550, AGS 560, AGS 590 and MBA 509*

*MPH 535 may be substituted for MBA 509 if the student is not pursuing the PSM.

Admission Requirements
Applicants for the graduate certificate in GIS at Elmhurst must hold a baccalaureate degree in any major. Applicants are required to submit a completed application along with official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended to represent the completion of a bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply
To apply for the graduate certificate in GIS, complete the application for graduate admission and follow the instructions for non-degree students. If you wish to complete the additional four courses to earn the master’s in GIS, you must apply following all of the admission requirements for the master’s degree program.

For more information, contact the School for Professional Studies at (630) 617-3300 or sps@elmhurst.edu.

Gainful Employment disclosure:
This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid. Disclosure Statements about occupations, on-time graduation rate, tuition and fees, and median loan debt for this program can be found here.

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