University of North Dakota

Online & Distance Education

Geographic Information Science (GISc)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Geographic Information Science (GISc) Online Graduate Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Geographic Information Science (GISc) Graduate Certificate gives you a solid theoretical foundation in GISc and the state-of-the-art technical skills needed for a successful career in GISc. This part-time, online program will provide you with the skills and tools you need to model landscapes digitally and to enable the mathematical characterization of spatial and temporal processes. With the online GISc Graduate Certificate, you will: -Understand foundational theory and principles of cartography and geographic information systems. -Develop a critical eye when designing and interpreting maps. -Appropriately model landscape features and to analyze spatial relationships among them. -Conduct applied research projects using geospatial technology tools. This program is designed for working professionals. Fully online, you will participate in class activities at the time and place of your choice. You are NOT required to come to campus at any time. Pay in-state tuition rates for online courses regardless of where you live. Compared to paying the out-of-state tuition rate, this can translate into big savings for you!


The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 12

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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