Geospatial Programming and Web Map Development Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Intermediate-level experience with professional applications of geographic information systems is expected as pre-requisite knowledge. Course work to establish that pre-requisite knowledge is available through the related Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GIS program.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
GEOG 485GIS Programming and Software Development3
GEOG 863Web Application Development for the Geospatial Professional3
GEOG 585Open Web Mapping3
Choose 6 credits from:6
Cartography and Visualization
Advanced Python Programming for GIS
Spatial Database Management for the Geospatial Professional
Cloud and Server GIS
Total Credits15


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.


Certificate Program Head: Anthony Robinson

Primary Program Contact: Kary Isett


Telephone: (814) 865-2557