Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree in geology or related discipline from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office and have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Requirements). Admission to the program is based on:
A letter of intent outlining background, preparation, interests, career goals and plans, and 1-3 potential faculty members to study under.
A current résumé.
A writing sample (e.g., first authored presentation, technical report, or scientific abstract; undergraduate thesis; writing sample from prior coursework).
Completion of a Department of Geosciences College Course Summary for Prospective Student form.
Three letters of recommendation from academic references.
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Analysis
Course Number and Title
Core Courses (two of the following four courses)
GEOG 560 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 cr)
GEOG 561 Remote Sensing and Image Processing (3 cr)
GEOG 562 Geographic Information Analysis (3 cr)
GEOS 661 Advanced Image Processing (3 cr)
Nine credits in courses that represent a disciplinary or interdisciplinary focus area. Courses must be approved by the graduate program coordinator and cannot include more than 3 undergraduate credits. Examples of focus areas include Landscape Ecology, Watershed Processes, Geologic Hazards, Resource Management and Land Use, Environmental Quality, Crime, and Urban and Regional Planning.
In order to be considered for the Geographic Information Analysis certificate program, the Graduate application, official transcripts, and all related admission materials and requirements must be turned in by: