GIS and RS Graduate Certificate Program

Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies are applied to a wide-range of fields with interests in spatially distributed information, such as transportation, environmental/resource management, marketing, facility management, healthcare delivery, agriculture and planning.

Remote Sensing (RS) technologies are applied to a wide-range of fields, such as environmental/resource management, marketing, facility management, agriculture, planning, homeland securities and intelligence. In addition, the synergistic linkages between RS technologies and GIS are increasing.

The need for qualified individuals in these fields is growing rapidly. The GIS and RS certificate programs have been designed to meet this demand.

The Office of the President has approved these certificate programs, and they will appear on the official Texas A&M University transcript. The certificates are administered jointly through the departments of Ecosystem Science and Management and Geography.

Certificate guidelines and courses

For a petition to be considered, it must be completed and returned to Sara Eliason, skeliason@tamu.edu, by October 15 for the fall semester or February 15 for the spring semester.

Certificate application

It is the sole responsibility of the student to complete and submit the GIS or RS Certificate application form during the semester of graduation.

Students must submit the signed certificate application form two months PRIOR to graduation to: Sara Eliason, ESSM graduate programs assistant, skeliason@tamu.edu.

Certification

The certification will appear on the official Texas A&M University transcript.

Certificate administration

All administrative paperwork, including applications and petitions, will be processed through the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

If you have any questions, please contact: