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Northwest Missouri State University


Geographic Information Science (Certificate) Employment Disclosure

What specific job(s) is the program designed to prepare its graduates to perform?

The occupations that this certificate program could potentially prepare you for includes but is not limited to the following occupations:

SOC 19-3092 Geographers
SOC 17-3031 Mapping Technicians
SOC 17-1021 Mapping

Other general areas where this certificate is used are Forestry, Planning, Precision Agriculture, Target Marketing, Engineering, and Land Reclamation as well as many others.

How successful have the program's graduates been in finding employment in the targeted job(s)?

This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement for program completers. However, nearly 100% of students enrolled in this certificate program are currently employed and are using this program to enhance their skill set for their current positions.

What is the total cost of the program that students will need funding to cover?

This is a 15 hour Graduate level certificate. Cost per credit hour for Missouri residents is $335.13 and non-resident cost per credit hour is $577.91.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is show below:

Federal loans: *
Private education load: *
Institutional financing plan: *

* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

This program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-13, 90% finished in 2 years.