Northeastern University

College of Professional Studies

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Address:

360 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

United States

Phone:

617-373-2000

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Format: Online

Program Description:

A Geographic Information System (GIS) combines layers of data to give needed information on specific locations. Such a system can map environmental sensitivities or geological features, or can report on how best to speed emergency personnel to an accident or crime scene. Current fields using GIS include healthcare, public safety, environmental management, transportation and operations technology, real estate, and public utilities. The Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate program provides hands-on training to give students the necessary skills and understanding to apply GIS competently and effectively. As a result of the certificate curriculum, students will be well versed in GIS theory, will have practical hands-on exposure to GIS software and hardware, will understand the representation of data in both mapped and tabular forms, and will know how to plan and construct spatial databases. The courses in this certificate may be applied to the Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology.

Accreditation:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid Description: Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Federal, state, University scholarship programs, and payment options are available.

Locale: Large City

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