Geospatial Information Science-Advanced, Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

Students may pursue the graduate certificate while enrolled in a master’s program or as a certificate-only student.

  • Applicants interested in the certificate-only program should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select on the application form the Certificate in Geospatial Information Science - Advanced.
  • Students already enrolled in a master’s degree program should submit to the Graduate College a Secondary Program Request form at www.marshall.edu/graduate.

Applicants to the Graduate GIScience Certificate–Advanced program must have completed the Certificate in Geospatial Information Science–Basic before entry into the program. Students transferring from other institutions or Marshall graduates with the equivalent of the Basic certificate may enroll for the Advanced certificate.

GIScience credits can count toward a master’s degree in several departments such as Geography, Physical Science, Environmental Sciences, Technology Management, and Information Technology. Please see an advisor in the appropriate department.

Program Requirements

An Advanced graduate certificate in GIScience consists of a minimum of 12 hours in courses designated as GIScience courses beyond the requirement for the GIScience Certificate-Basic. Students must have a B (3.0) average in all their GIScience courses and no grade below a C (2.0) in their GIScience courses to earn the certificate.

Plan of Study

Required Courses
Advanced Analysis Course
Select at least one of the following: 14
Location Analysis and GIS
GIS-Raster Analysis
Remote Sensing Course
Select at least one of the following: 24
Remote Sensing & Photogram
Remote Sensing/GIS Appl
Dgtl Image Proc/GIS Model
Special Topics in Remote Sensing course
Application Course, Research Methods or Internship
Select at least one (minimum of 3 credit hours) of the following:4
Applied GIS Projects
Internship in Geography (must be GIScience approved in advance)
GIScience Electives
Select electives from the following:
Remote Sensing/GIS Appl
Dgtl Image Proc/GIS Model
Location Analysis and GIS
GIS-Raster Analysis
Remote Sensing & Photogram
Enterprise GIS
GPS & Mobile Geospatial T
Spatial Statistics and GIS
Applied GIS Projects
Internship in Geography (must be GIScience approved by advisor in advance)
Geographic Information Systems
Special Topics course as approved in advance by the GIScience Curriculum Committee
Independent Study courses as approved by advisor in advance
Total Credit Hours12