GIS and RS Graduate Certificate Program

Geographic Information Science (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 Madysen Rydeen, mrydeen@tamu.edu, by October 15 for the fall semester or February 15 for the spring semester.

Certificate curriculum

Certificate application

The process for applying for certificates has now changed. Students must apply to complete the GIS or RS certificates prior to completing all coursework in either certificate. The certificate should be applied to a student’s curriculum time before the semester of graduation. It is the sole responsibility of the student to contact Madysen Rydeen, mrydeen@tamu.edu, to begin the process of adding the GIS or RS certificate to his or her curriculum. This can occur prior to taking any GIS or RS courses, with a final deadline of the 5th class day of the graduation semester.

Certification

The certification will appear on the official Texas A&M University transcript. There will not be a paper certificate.

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 regarding the addition of the certificate to your curriculum, please contact: