Geographic Information Systems

The Online Certificate in Geographic Information Systems equips students with the knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities created by the expanding demand for geospatial professionals and data analytics experts. The five-course certificate program explores the principles and real-world applications of geospatial technology and data science in a convenient, fully online course format.

Program Information

Course Locations *Online
Available 100% Online *Yes
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements Five courses
Tuition and Fees Tuition in the 2019-2020 academic year is $4,009 per course.
Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
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The Johns Hopkins Online Certificate in Geographic Information Systems offers you a foundation in the fascinating fields of Web GIS, geospatial data science, spatial and predictive analytics, programming and application development. You will gain invaluable experience in geospatial technology, utilizing web-based platforms and cloud computing environments, to further your understanding of the digital transformation that is revolutionizing business, government, industries, and social organizations.

The program is geared to part-time professionals and is available entirely online. Our faculty members are thought leaders and innovators in the new data science that is GIS. Our courses provide a convenient, interactive platform to explore geospatial technology as part of a dynamic field that is constantly evolving.

The Certificate in GIS requires that you take the five core courses available as part of the program. These same courses are the core courses of the Master of Science in GIS. Students who want to continue for the Master of Science in GIS program can be being admitted by completing a Change of Program Form, provided they are in good academic standing.

JHU is a member of the following GIS organization:

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