Graduate Certificate Geographic Information Science

GISci Certificate Advisors: Peter Anthamatten and Rafael Moreno-Sanchez
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The Geographic Information Science (GISci) Certificate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences is designed to provide CU Denver undergraduates and graduates, as well as non-degree seeking students interested in professional development, with proficiency in the application of spatial thinking, geographic information science, and geo-technologies in the social and physical sciences, spanning the natural, built and human environments and emphasizing human-environment interconnections. The GISci Certificate core establishes a broad foundation in spatial technologies and methodologies, including geographic information systems, remote sensing, cartography, spatial extensions to database management systems, and statistics. From this base, students can delve into various specialization areas depending on their interests.

Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • articulate and apply basic theoretical underpinnings of spatial analytical principles, methodologies, and techniques;
  • effectively utilize at least three different types of software used for spatial analysis;
  • apply geo-spatial thinking, geographic information science, and geo-technologies appropriately; and
  • analyze diverse real-world problems that have a spatial dimension and develop alternative solutions to them.
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$17,511 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Jun 2024

Start Month

May 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • June 2024
  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time