University of Miami

Geographic Information Sciences Certificate

About Program

The Department of Geography offers both Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates in GIScience. Each Certificate is designed to give students the necessary technical skills and theory-based background to compete in the rapidly growing field of Geospatial Technology. GISci is applied to problems in fields ranging from environmental science to urban planning to business decision -making. This certificate program builds qualifications for employment and/or further study in GISci.

Miami’s GISci Certificate is a meant to complement any existing degree program (undergraduate or graduate) or it can be earned by itself.

What Students Learn

GISci is an abbreviation for “Geographic Information Science”. GISci is the theoretical foundation for all spatially driven technologies, such as GIS, Remote Sensing, and GPS. The GISci Certificate at Miami is focused beyond just Geographic Information Systems to the broader Geographic Information Sciences. Students will not only learn GIS theory and techniques, but also Remote Sensing, GPS, Database theory and practice, and computer programming. All of these topics together help to provide students with a well-rounded GISci education and understanding of how the different spatial technologies are different but can be used together to answer questions about our natural and built environments.

Learning Outcomes

Recognize a variety of data formats available in GIS/Remote Sensing and select appropriate techniques for data classification, analysis and interpretation.
Design and execute workflows for spatial problem solving.
Effectively communicate the result(s) of GISci analyses and processes to the appropriate audience via written and cartographic means.

Syarat Pendaftaran

  • English Language Proficiency
    • TOEFL : 65
    • IELTS : 5.5
  • Academic Score/Qualifications
    • Bachelor Degree (A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA score of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale))


Common documents
Academic Transcript
Degree Certificates
Required for final assessment of the Institution
English Proficiency Certificate

Jenjang Pendidikan

Certificate / Foundation


Social Sciences

Masa Studi

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Biaya Pendidikan

USD 34,940/tahun

Intake Batas pendaftaran
Aug -
Jan -
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More than 19,000 students from around the world are pursuing their academic goals at the University of Miami, a vibrant and diverse community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

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Biaya studi per tahun mulai dari

USD 6,010





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