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Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology

Degree or Minor: 
Certificate
UA College: 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree/Minor Description: 

Program/Degree

Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology (Certificate NDP)  

Program Description

The Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) master’s degree and certificate provides training for those seeking employment in the high growing geospatial industry. We offer two GIST options.

The Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) master’s degree and certificate provides training for those seeking employment in the high growing geospatial industry. We offer two GIST options.

  • MSGIST - Masters of Science in GIS Technology
    • (in-person or fully online offering)
  • PGIST Certificate - Professional GIS Technology Certificate
    • (fully online certificate)

Both options integrate GIScience, cutting-edge GISystems, and geospatial technology with management skills for use in government, corporate, nonprofit, and academic settings. The comprehensive curriculum is designed to meet the educational needs of working professionals seeking to improve their careers and for recent graduates seeking employment.

PGIST Certificate APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Thank you for your interest in The Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) Certificate. Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Paper applications will no longer be accepted, please submit all materials via this online Graduate Admissions Application.

Through the Graduate Admissions Application you will have the ability to upload various requirements for consideration by the admission committee. For this application you will be asked to upload the following:

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Current Resume

If you have specific questions, please contact Iris Patten, Associate Director UAGIST by sending email to ipatten@email.arizona.edu or by calling 520-626-7004.

Once your application has been submitted, you may check the status of your application at anytime by logging in to this account and opening this application. Please do not call the department regarding the status of your application. You will be notified via email as soon as a decision has been reached.

Information regarding the department, our faculty, and the courses we offer can be found at uagist.arizona.edu.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Geography and Development - http://geography.arizona.edu

Graduate students in the School of Geography and Development (SGD) benefit from the broad range of faculty expertise and strong links to interdisciplinary research centers across campus. Our work spans the discipline, from physical geography (climate science, dendrochronology, remote sensing, spatial science), to human-environment (political ecology, water policy, climate change) to human geography (development, state theory). Our shared commitment to collaboration and community makes for a lively and engaged department.

SGD offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, two professional master’s degrees, and participates in several graduate certificate programs

Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Energy
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Urban Environment
Water