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Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis Graduate Certificate

Jan. 10, 2022

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5

Courses Required

$656

Cost Per Credit Hour

15

Total Credit Hours

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

and

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and Design

Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis

Apply Your Skills Across Multiple Disciplines

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis Graduate Certificate, offered jointly by the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is the first of its kind in West Virginia. With this academic training, you will learn to analyze and apply GIS and spatial analysis data across multiple disciplines. There is a growing demand for professionals in this area and the program is ideal for working professionals, as well as graduate students who desire advanced training in areas such as predictive modeling, data exploration, programming, spatial hydrology, remote sensing, and geospatial modeling.

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Program Details

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With an increasing demand for professionals trained in geospatial technologies, WVU is answering the call with its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis Graduate Certificate. Offered jointly through the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the program is ideal for graduate students and working professionals who desire advanced training in this high-growth industry. The program incorporates predictive modeling, data exploration, technical issues, programming, spatial hydrology, and remote sensing into the curriculum, making it the first of its kind in West Virginia.

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Admissions

  • 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).

Applicants must:

  • Apply with the online Graduate Application
  • Pay graduate application fee
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and send to: WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
    One Waterfront Place
    PO Box 6510
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    or electronically sent to GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu

Program Contacts
For questions about the admissions process:

Wendy Daly
Graduate Records Officer
WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Phone: (304) 293-2291
Email: wendy.daly@mail.wvu.edu

For program-specific questions regarding curriculum content, etc.:

Michael Strager
Professor of Resource Economics and Management
GIS and Spatial Analysis Program Director
Phone: (304) 293-6463
Email: mstrager@mail.wvu.edu

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis Graduate Certificate requires 15 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $656.


Total Degree Cost

$9,840 – Residents and Non-Residents

Financial Aid

This graduate certificate is not eligible for financial aid.


Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the GIS and Spatial Analysis Graduate Certificate degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Geospatial Information Scientist or Technologist
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Remote Sensing Scientist or Technologist
Projected Growth: 2-3%

City and Regional Planning Aide
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Geography Teacher
Projected Growth: 4-6%


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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