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Program/Degree
Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology (Certificate NDP)  
Program Description

Major Description

The Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) master’s degree and certificate provides training for those seeking employment in the high growing geospatial industry. We offer two GIST options.

The Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) master’s degree and certificate provides training for those seeking employment in the high growing geospatial industry. We offer two GIST options.

  • MSGIST - Masters of Science in GIS Technology
    • (in-person or fully online offering)
  • PGIST Certificate - Professional GIS Technology Certificate
    • (fully online certificate)

Both options integrate GIScience, cutting-edge GISystems, and geospatial technology with management skills for use in government, corporate, nonprofit, and academic settings. The comprehensive curriculum is designed to meet the educational needs of working professionals seeking to improve their careers and for recent graduates seeking employment.

PGIST Certificate APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Thank you for your interest in The Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) Certificate. Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Paper applications will no longer be accepted, please submit all materials via this online Graduate Admissions Application.

Through the Graduate Admissions Application you will have the ability to upload various requirements for consideration by the admission committee. For this application you will be asked to upload the following:

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Current Resume

Once your application has been submitted, you may check the status of your application at anytime by logging in to this account and opening this application. Please do not call the department regarding the status of your application. You will be notified via email as soon as a decision has been reached.

Information regarding the department, our faculty, and the courses we offer can be found at uagist.arizona.edu.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Geography and Development -

Graduate students in the School of Geography and Development (SGD) benefit from the broad range of faculty expertise and strong links to interdisciplinary research centers across campus. Our work spans the discipline, from physical geography (climate science, dendrochronology, remote sensing, spatial science), to human-environment (political ecology, water policy, climate change) to human geography (development, state theory). Our shared commitment to collaboration and community makes for a lively and engaged department.

SGD offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, two professional master’s degrees, and participates in several graduate certificate programs

 
College
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Elizabeth S Cordova
520-621-7486
Graduate Program Coordinator
Elizabeth S Cordova
520-621-7486
Director of Graduate Studies
Carl J Bauer
520-621-1917
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

See: graduate college requirements for all students. http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/admissions-requirements/all-students

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended tests:
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Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum GMAT:
Minimum MAT:
Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7

 
Financial Aid

Please visit https://financialaid.arizona.edu for information on any available resources.

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: December 31
  • Spring: January 2

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 31
  • Spring: October 15
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: University of Arizona= 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 17
Core coursework: The courses required to obtain the Professional GIST Certificate will include the following existing courses. All courses except the GIST909 are taken for a letter grade. GIST 909 grading options include S, P, F, K, I, W.

GIST 601: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Technology I, 6 units;
GIST 602: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Technology II, 6 units;
GIST 603: Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Technology I, 3 units;
GIST 909: Master?s Project in Geographic Information Systems Technology, 2 units.

Students completing the Professional GIST Certificate that wish to continue on to the MS-GIST program will have to be admitted to the Graduate College as a degree seeking student and complete the following course work:
? GIST 603: Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Technology I, 3 units;
? GIST 604: Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Technology I, 6 units;
? GIST 909: Master?s Project in Geographic Information Systems Technology, 4 units.

Language requirements: None
Other requirements:

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://geography.arizona.edu/content/grad-resources  
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Last revised 25 Jul 2017