Certification of Professional Development in Geographical Information Science


The Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Science trains individuals from a broad range of academic disciplines to be competent users of Geographic Information Science and the related tools of Remote Sensing and Web-based GIS data publication and sharing. This certificate is open to any graduate level major that is interested integrating these skills into their career.

Certificate Program

The Certification of Professional Development in Geographic Information Science is a 15-hour program. Although the program is generally oriented toward geological sciences professionals, individuals with business, social science, medical, engineering, computer science, criminal science or education backgrounds will benefit from this professional certificate. Individuals completing this certificate will gain a practical and hands-on knowledge of Geospatial Science. All courses taken in the Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Science program may be applied toward a Master’s degree in Geology, Geoinformatics, Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Anthropology, Geography, Demography, or other graduate degree with approval of the degree program's Graduate Advisor of Record.

Degree seeking, special graduate, or non-degree-seeking students from any discipline at UTSA are allowed to complete the Certificate. If you are interested, you must fill out the UTSA Graduate Certificate form and submit it to the Department of Geological Sciences office.

If you have a bachelor's degree from another institution or you are not current a UTSA graduate student, please apply to UTSA as a Special (non-degree seeking) student, through graduate school website: Apply online.

For additional information regarding the Certification program, contact Dr. Hongjie Xie at hongjie.xie@utsa.edu or (210) 458-5445.