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Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)


George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Part time August, January Other Visit the website for further details.

About the course

The demand for geospatial science skills is growing across many disciplines and industries: scientific investigation, resource management, civil engineering, marketing, archeology, environmental research, urban planning, demography, development, policy, public health and emergency management, to name a few. The Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) prepares students to work in these fields and more

In the certificate program, students use a combination of industry standard and open-source software in hands-on classes. They learn all aspects of GIS theory and practice, from the science of cartography and geographical statistical analysis to database design and geospatial modeling. All students in GIS classes also attend at least one 

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Please note: International Students who require a student visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to this program.


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Gloriana Sojo Lara

"I was able to go to Central America and different parts of D.C. to work with undocumented immigrants. This on-the-ground experience made me a strong candidate for research positions."

GIS Certificate ’16


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