Overview

The Certificate in Geographic Information Science provides students with a post-baccalaureate level academic credential in geospatial technologies including geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems and more. This program is designed for individuals who wish to enhance current knowledge and skills they may be using professionally; or want to pursue a fuller understanding of professional practice applying geospatial technologies to increase their competitiveness, or may not yet be ready to commit to a full graduate program.


The Certificate can be completed in one year full time, but may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. This certificate is not available to current William & Mary undergraduate students. The Certificate in Geographic Information Science program requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of specified coursework.

Individuals seeking admission into the GIS Certificate program must have completed a Bachelor’s degree prior to their 1st semester enrolled as a Certificate program student. The Certificate program is administered through the Center for Geospatial Analysis, the intellectual nexus for geospatial education and research at William & Mary.

Vision for the Program

GIS Certificate Acrostic