GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
For general questions about the certificate, please contact:
Dr. Steven Reader
The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems is directed at managers and administrators in the public and private sectors, technical professionals, decision-makers, and others involved in the planning, implementation and use of Geographical Information Systems. Individuals who have recently completed formal post-secondary education in GIS-related disciplines, as well as those individuals who have substantial relevant work experience and who wish to upgrade their skills, will benefit from this certificate program. The emphasis in the program is on the advanced applications of GIS and statistical methods to spatial problem solving.
Admission to the program is competitive and based on academic merit and/or relevant work experience. Students will be selected on the basis of information included in the application. Students who have not recently taken any GIS courses and do not have any relevant working experience are strongly encouraged to take GIS 5049, GIS for Non-Majors, prior to starting the program. This course is offered in Spring and Fall terms every year, and sometimes in Summer.
For further information, including a list of courses offered towards the certificate, please visit the Graduate Certificate site: http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/xgi.html
Admission Requirements (minimum)
1. Completed application.
2. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university in a related field with minimum GPA of 3.0.
3. Completion of introductory GIS course within the last 5 years, or equivalent work experience.
4. Official transcripts showing a bachelor's degree has been attained.
5. Up-to-date resume
6. Statment of interest in the GIS Certificate Program and career objectives (250 words maximum).
An application may be obtained from the Graduate Certificate Office, (813) 974-2442, or by visiting http://gradcerts.usf.edu/apply.asp.
The application and above materials should be mailed to:
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 1072
Tampa, Florida 33620