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.
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.
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 https://gis.arizona.edu/.
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
GRE Required: No
Minimum GPA: 3.0 on 4.0 Scale
Official Transcripts: Yes, from all previous institutions
Statement of Purpose: Yes
Application acceptance end date: Ongoing
Admission restrictions: Your place in the program is not guaranteed until you have enrolled
See: graduate college requirements for all students. http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/admissions-requirements/all-students
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7
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University of Arizona= 4832
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