Geography (M.S.)

Graduate Certificate

The Geographic Information Science graduate certificate is for students who wish to advance study in geographic techniques. You will study thematic cartography, map design and presentation, GIS techniques, digital image processing and spatial analysis. You can earn the certificate regardless of whether or not you complete a master's degree.

An undergraduate major or minor in geography is not required to pursue the Geographic Information Science graduate certificate. Although a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is necessary for admission to the program.

  • The GIS certificate is available for students who wish advanced study in geographic techniques.
  • The certificate may be awarded regardless of completion of a master's degree.

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Applicants to this program must complete and attach the Gainful Employment Acknowledgement form as a part of their application for admission.

Geographic Information Science Certificate