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GIS Certificate Program

Please note that we are not accepting additional applications to the GIS Certificate Program at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope to resume processing applications a later date.

Our Certificate Program provides a post-baccalaureate-level academic credential in geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems, and more. 

The program is designed for people who want to:

  • Enhance current knowledge and skills you might be using professionally
  • Become more professionally competitive by gaining a fuller understanding and practice applying geospatial technologies
  • Want more knowledge and experience before committing to a full graduate program.

Completing the Certificate Program requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of specific courses. Coursework requires one full year (two academic semesters) that can be completed either full- or part-time. For a full description of the program, please consult the Graduate Catalog.

No transfer credit is allowed for courses taken outside of William & Mary. This program is not available to current William & Mary undergraduate students.

Individuals seeking admission into the Certificate Program must have completed a Bachelor’s degree prior to their first semester enrolled as a student. The Certificate Program is administered through the Center for Geospatial Analysis, the intellectual nexus for geospatial education and research at William & Mary.

Enrollment Expectations

Certificate Program students are expected to:

  • Enroll in at least 1 course per regular semester
  • Earn a minimum of 15 credit hours of required coursework
Minimum Grade Requirements for Certificate
Cumulative Course Credits Cumulative G.P.A.
1 - 6 2.50
7 - 12 2.75
13 - 18 3.00
Vision for the Program

GIS Certificate Acrostic