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GIS Certificate Program

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