Graduate Certificate Program

GIS technologies are applied to wide-ranging 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 wide-ranging fields such as environmental/resource management, marketing, facility management, agriculture, planning, homeland securities and intelligence. In addition, the synergistic linkages between RS technologies and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are rapidly increasing.

The demand for individuals in these fields (GIS /RS) is growing rapidly. These certificate programs have been designed to meet the growing demand for qualified individuals. The Office of the President has approved these programs and they will appear on the official Texas A&M University transcript. These certificates are administered jointly through the Departments of Ecosystem Science and Management and Geography.

Criteria and Procedures

In order to qualify for the GIS or RS graduate certificates, a student must be admitted as G6, G7, or G8 to Texas A&M University.

To receive the certification which will appear on the official Texas A&M University transcript, students must maintain a 3.0 GPR for the prescribed course work and complete the program, including submission of the certificate application. The completed application should be returned to 322A ANIN two months PRIOR to graduation.

Any substitutions or exceptions must be submitted to the GIS/RS Graduate Certificate Committee for consideration and acceptance. The letter of petition must include the following information:

Classes taken for the Remote Sensing Certificate cannot be used in lieu of courses required for GIS Certificate or vice versa.

For a petition to be considered, it must be completed and returned to 322A ANIN by October 15 for the Fall Semester or February 15 for the Spring Semester.

All administrative paperwork, including applications and petitions, will be processed through the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management located in 322A ANIN.

If you have any questions please contact the Academic Advising Office at 979-862-8993 or the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geography at 979-845-7128.