Elmhurst College

Graduate Studies

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Format: Online

Program Description:

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. 

Six courses are required:

  •     AGS 500 Fundamentals of Geospatial Technology (Fall A)
  •     AGS 510 Remote Sensing and Imagery Interpretation (Fall B)
  •     AGS 530 Principles of Geodatabases (Spring A)
  •     AGS 540 Spatial Analysis and Web Mapping (Spring B)
  •     AGS 520 Fundamentals of Geospatial Programming (Fall A)
  •     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.


Elmhurst College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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