The GIS Certificate program can be completed in one academic year.
All students enter the program taking the introductory GEOG 670 course and proceed by choosing courses to fulfill the requirements of one of the three tracks. To receive the GIS Certificate, students must complete 12 credits of GIS coursework that includes:
Complete nine GIS graduate credits from the suite of courses below in consultation with a GIS advisor. The GIS Certificate Director may grant approval of a techniques course offered that is not on the list below.
The minimum requirement for admission to the Graduate GIS Certificate Program is a bachelor’s degree. For students not currently enrolled in a UD graduate program, a regular graduate application form is required. Applicants must include a brief statement of purpose and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent, along with transcripts from previous universities. Applicants whose previous degrees included no evidence of instruction in English should also include TOEFL scores. No GRE scores are required. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis for admission in any semester. Applicants will be evaluated in terms of likelihood of success and availability of seats in our courses.
Students currently enrolled in a UD graduate program should complete a “Change of Classification Form” to seek approval to add the certificate program. This should be accompanied by a letter of support from the student’s advisor.
Students are required to choose an appropriate advisor associated with the certificate program, or have an appropriate advisor appointed by the Director of the Certificate Program, who will be the primary contact for questions. The Director of the Certificate Program will verify that the student has completed the requirements for the certificate and will approve the will approve the application for the certificate upon successful completion of the requirements.