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Post-Baccalaureate in Geographic Information Systems, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia offers a 15-19 hour course of study leading to a Post-Baccalaureate in Geographic Information Systems program. The GIS Certificate is designed to meet the needs of students and community.
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The Post-Baccalaureate in Geographic Information Systems Certificate program at University of West Georgia aims at providing non-traditional students and field professionals with updated GIS knowledge and skills for further enhancement of their GIS career. It also aims at providing traditional students with a set of practical GIS skills to access the GIS market.

The graduate level professional certificate in Geographic Information Science is designed to provide individuals who require GIS technology in their professional lives the skills to acquire, process, analyze, and appropriately display geographic data.


  • Demonstrate competence in mapping and/or visualization of geospatial data
  • Demonstrate competence in managing geospatial data
  • Demonstrate competence in analyzing geospatial dataa
  • Demonstrate competence in working with GIS tools
  • Demonstrate understanding of using geospatial techniques for spatial decision making

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      100% online

  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographic Information Systems 
  •  Remote Sensing
  • Introduction to GIS and Mapping Science
  •  Computer Cartography 
  • Airphoto Interpretation & Photogrammetry
  •  Directed Problems 
  •  Special Topics 
  •  Image Processing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

  • The GIS Certificate is open to all professionals and current students who have a bachelor's degree. Any bachelor's degree meets the requirement of admission.
  •  Prospective students must apply for the admission to the non-degree seeking graduate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. 
  • Current students who are enrolled in a graduate program offered at UWG must submit a separate application to apply to this program.

The GIS Certificate program does not require either TOEFL or GRE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    627 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 627 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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