The Certificate Program in Geospatial Technology (GT) is designed to benefit students who seek to enhance their skills in geospatial technology, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing. The Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours, including three core courses and two or more electives. Students may receive credit toward the Certificate for past coursework completed at UM or other accredited schools.  All fifteen credits may be double counted toward the M.A. degree, making it possible for a student to complete both the M.A. and the Certificate in two years. 

Curriculum Requirements

GIS Certificate Program Core Courses
GEG 691Geographic Information Systems I3
GEG 692Remote Sensing of the Environment3
GEG 693Geographic Information Systems II3
GIS Certificate Program Electives
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Advanced Independent Study in Geography I
Internship in Geography
Advanced Independent Study in Geography II
Spatial Data Analysis I
Spatial Data Analysis II
Digital Cartography
Web GIS
Other approved electives
Total Credit Hours15
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Note that all courses from the Certificate Program can be double counted toward the MA in Geography Degree.

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Students are encouraged to find a suitable internship experience with the Career Planning and Placement Center or with the GIS Program Director. Upon approval by the GIS Program Director, 3 credit hours may be earned with an internship (GEG 635)

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For more information e-mail terghazar@miami.edu to make an appointment.