Why study Geographic Information Science?

The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) is designed to meet the needs of both the novice, and experienced GIS professionals. Students who graduate from this program will have a solid understanding of the theoretical basis of GIS and rich hands-on experience with GIS software packages.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science (GIS) is open to both matriculated and non-matriculated students at the University of Cincinnati. Students can start the program in any semester. The deadline for application is two years after completion of all required courses. However, students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor and apply early in the process.

Lin Liu
Geography, Braunstein Hall 400E       

Xinhao Wang
Planning, DAAP Building 6217          

To obtain a certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS), a student must complete 4 required courses, with a minimum grade of B in each course for the graduate certificate. The certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the required courses and approval of the application. 

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Lin Liu
Braunstein Hall 401
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0131
(513) 556-3429

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Program Code: 15GC-GIS-GC