Jul 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Geographic Information Systems for Professionals [Graduate Certificate]


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 - Students with non-U.S. post-secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their international transcripts from one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course-by-course report. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the completed evaluation. Please visit International Admissions for additional information.

Department Information


Geography & Geology | Richard Sambrook, Ph.D., Department Head | 140D Strong Hall, 734.487.8489, rsambroo@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Yichun Xie, Ph.D., 140G Strong Hall, 734.487.7588, yxie@emich.edu

William Welsh, Ph.D., 140N Strong Hall, 734.487.7586, wwelsh@emich.edu

Hugh Semple, Ph.D., 140O Strong Hall, 734.487.8169, hsemple@emich.edu

Xining Yang, Ph.D., 140C Strong Hall, 734.487.8486, xyang5@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: