Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis
The Graduate Certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis is intended to augment the educational tracks of a wide number of students from across West Virginia University with the ability to analyze spatial data at an advanced level. The program provides advanced teaching, research and academic program support for the development of applications of GIS and spatial analysis across multiple disciplines. In addition to providing a more focused and deeper treatment of these skills, the certificate provides recognition for mastery of these tools.
Course Delivery OptionsBlended, On-campus, or Online
Graduate Program Application Requirements
- A B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
- Introductory level knowledge of computer science and use. No specific course or level experience is required, but the expectation is a level of competence with computer use and experience with applications involving word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
- Knowledge of statistics (comparable in content to STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference or ECON 425 Introductory Econometrics at WVU).
- An introductory GIS class focusing on theory, applications, and GIS computer-based software competency (comparable in content to RESM 440 Foundations of Applied GIS or GEOG 350 Geographic Info Science at WVU).
Program Application Test RequirementsAll applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.