Geographical Information Systems & Spatial Analysis, Certificate

The Certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis is aimed at graduate students desiring knowledge of how to apply advanced techniques of GIS and spatial analysis to issues of design, planning, urban policy, the environment, and other related fields.


A total of 5 course units are required to complete the Certificate program.

Required Courses 1
Introductory Courses 2
Select one of the following:1
Modeling Geographical Objects
Modeling Geographic Space
Applications and Advanced Courses
Select three of the following:3
Spatial Analysis for Urban and Environmental Planning
Modeling Geographic Space 3
Geospatial Software Design
Spatial Statistics and Data Analysis
Land Use and Environmental Modeling
Introduction to Spatial Analysis
GIS Capstone Project
CPLN 680/LARP 745Advanced Topics in GIS1
Total Course Units5

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.