What will I learn?

A five-course curriculum, granting a certificate of completion and satisfactory academic performance, is available for non-degree students. It is designed for GIS specialists, technicians, planners, information technology professionals and others interested in using geographic information technology in jobs or for careers.

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.

Degree Requirements: 15 hours

Following admission, the student should consult with the GIS professional certificate program coordinator regarding the set up of a study plan. This certificate requires 15 hours of required course work as follows:

GEOG 579 - Geographic Information Systems 3 hrs
GEOG 584 - Visual Programming for GIS Customization 3 hrs
GEOG 585 - Geographic Information Systems Applications 3 hrs
GEOG 668 - GIS Project 3 hrs
GEOG 678 - Advanced Desktop Programming for GIS Customization 3 hrs

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (15 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,240.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

214 Pray Harrold,



49197, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

For international students

For consideration for full admission by the Graduate School, all applicants must:

Complete a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution,

Achieve at least a 2.7 undergraduate cumulative GPA, and


IELTS: 6.5

Pearson English Language Test (PTE): 53
Michigan English Test (MET): 57

Application Deadline:

Fall: July 1; Winter: November 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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