Professional Geographic Information Systems Technology
of All Higher-Ed Institutions
- Center for World University Rankings, 2022
University in Arizona
- U.S. News & World Report, 2021
College of Social And Behavioral Sciences
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: