This programme provides you with a core geographic information science foundation and real-world GIS applications plus access to cutting-edge research resources. As you examine how geospatial research, data collection and visualization techniques have enabled scientific discovery and improved human security settings across the globe, you’ll see a sharper picture of how the drive for innovation in GIS technology and the quest for further scientificdiscovery fuel each other, creating an increasing demand for GIS experts and leaders who can help steer the field into the future.
The convenient online format allows you to earn your graduate certificate while you work.
Led by a highly regarded faculty, the online GIST graduate programs at USC offer skills and knowledge to keep up with GIS technology and delve into exciting new territories within the GIST field, such as how to leverage geospatial intelligence to support national security, disaster response and humanitarian relief efforts.
New students applying to the online GIST Graduate Certificate program must have a B.A. or B.S. degree or its international equivalent, with a minimum 3.0 GPA (A=4.0). All coursework taken at the undergraduate level is used to calculate the GPA.Qualification: Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST)