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Northwest Missouri State University


Graduate Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science

Students taking a selected subset of courses for the online Master's degree may earn a graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science. This option is appropriate for students seeking advanced coursework but who do not wish to pursue a Master's degree.  Students take two required courses (6 credits) and choose two electives (6 credits). 

Prerequisite Course (exam to test out)

32-545 Principles of GIS 3

Required Core Courses

32-543 Applications of Remotely Sensed Data 3
32-582 Cartographic Design and Visualization 3
Total Core Hours Required 6

Electives (Choose 6 hours)

32-580 Spatial Analysis and Geostatistics 3
32-620 GIS Theory and Research 3
32-630 Raster-based GIS and Modeling 3
32-641 Geoprocessing with Python 3
32-642 Internet GIS 3
32-650 GIS Database Design 3
32-655 GIS Project Management  3
32-663 Digital Image Processing 3
Total Elective Hours Required 6
Total Certificate Hours Required 12-15
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