Oct 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Professionals


A five-course curriculum, granting a certificate of completion and satisfactory academic performance, is available for non-degree students. It is designed for GIS specialists, technicians, planners, information technology professionals and others interested in using geographic information technology in jobs or for careers.

Program Admission


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a Graduate Application
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities (EMU alums do no need to request official transcripts).
  3. Earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  4. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.

International Transcripts - Post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. See International Admission Checklist for additional information. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.

Department Information


Geography & Geology, College of Arts & Sciences

Richard Sambrook, Ph.D. | Department Head | 311A King Hall | 734.487.0218 | rsambroo@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Hugh Semple | Professor | 127A King Hall | 734.487.0218​ | hsemple@emich.edu 

Degree Requirements: 15 hours


Following admission, the student should consult with the GIS professional certificate program coordinator regarding the set up of a study plan. This certificate requires 15 hours of required course work as follows: