Accredited by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, our Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence develops career readiness to work in areas such as disaster management, human security, international relief, and many other fields. USGIF accreditation signifies that the USC GEOINT graduate certificate meets the high academic standards to ensure a pipeline for students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the professional GEOINT workforce. The USC Spatial Sciences Institute also has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Develop the functional expertise in geospatial science, technology and analytics to be a modern leader in human security. This programme empowers professionals to prevent and respond to natural disasters, public health issues, terrorist attacks, environmental risks and a wide range of other security issues. This graduate certificate is an ideal career step for those looking to make their mark as confident, competent managers with high-level geospatial thinking skills.
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 Geospatial Intelligence