Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]

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 careers.

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.

 

Program Admission


Graduate School Application

After reviewing the admission requirements below, please select the appropriate application. The University is transitioning application platforms; pay close attention when selecting the application below.

The program you are applying to may not accept applicants every semester.

For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, 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, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Department Information


Geography & Geology | Christine Clark, Ph.D., Department Head | 140D Strong Hall, 734.487.8489, cclark7@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: