Jun 18, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024 
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Graduate Certificate


The School of Urban Affairs offers a certificate program in Urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The program is central to the School’s mission to provide academic and professional education, expertise, and research capabilities to enhance the quality of life in urban communities.

Career Information

The certificate program offers a sequence of courses to professionals who wish to learn GIS technology to complement their careers in government, planning, environment, public works, and other urban agencies. The program provides a solid understanding of basic concepts, technical, and institutional factors in GIS design and implementation, and applications of the technology in professional settings.

Admission Information

Degree-seeking graduate students who hold regular admission status may be admitted to the certificate program. Alternatively, the applicant must meet the graduate certificate admission requirements detailed in the Admissions  section of this Catalog. With program permission, non-degree graduate students may take the courses noted below, but non-degree graduate students cannot earn a University graduate certificate. Credits earned for the certificate may apply toward a graduate degree, as approved by the student’s graduate program director and in keeping with policies of the College of Graduate Studies.

Submit application materials to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/graduate-admissions/how-apply

For further information, contact:
Public Affairs Student Services Center
Urban Affairs Building, Suite 205
Phone: (216) 687-3884

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program consists of three courses for a total of twelve credits. The introductory course (UST 585 ) approaches GIS as a tool to provide students with basic technical, analytical, and management skills that can be used in other courses or in the work setting. The course focuses on the principles and concepts of GIS and tools of spatial information analysis that result in recommending fast and efficient solutions to everyday problems. The second course (UST 586 ) focuses on advanced professional and academic applications of GIS technology. The third course (UST 587 ) centers upon individual GIS-based projects and provides seminar-based discussions of current issues in GIS.