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Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology

Graduate Certificate


of All Higher-Ed Institutions

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In Best Value Among Arizona's Public Universities

- Payscale, 2022

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 9
Cost Per Credit: $820
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College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

The University of Arizona GIST program integrates GIS science and cutting-edge geospatial technology with management skills for use in government, corporate, non-profit, and academic settings. The UA currently offers two graduate options in GIST: the Master of Science in GIST (MS-GIST), which is available in-person or online, and the Professional GIST (P-GIST) graduate certificate, a fully online program. This comprehensive program is designed to meet the educational needs both of working professionals seeking to advance their careers and of recent graduates seeking employment in the high-growth geospatial industries.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


To earn this certificate, students may complete any 9 credits of graduate level GIST courses with the approval of an advisor. Courses to fulfill this requirement include:

GIST 601A: Geographic Information Science
GIST 601B: Remote Sensing Science
GIST 602A: Raster Spatial Analysis
GIST 602B: Vector Spacial Analysis
GIST 603A: GIS Programming and Automation
GIST 603B: Web GIS
GIST 604A: Applied GIS
GIST 604B: Open Source GIS
GIST 909: Master's Project in GIST