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Finding the Best GIS Certificate Program

Unfortunately, no major magazine or online publication ranks GIS certificate programs the same way business schools, law schools, and undergraduate colleges receive ranks. Therefore, it’s up to you to decide. You shouldn’t necessarily look for the best GIS certificate program. You should look for the program that best fits your needs.

There are GIS Certificates offered at colleges and universities all over the world, but each of them have different curriculums, different instructors, and different requirements. Here is a list of GIS certificate programs maintained by the University Consortium on Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). The list is fairly comprehensive but I’ll let you be the judge.

PhDs.org is another measuring stick that you can use to judge a certificate program. But this site ranks the graduate school program, not the certificate program.  Do a search for Geography programs on the site and then choose the priorities that are most important to you.

I recommend using a select set of criteria to decide whether a certain GIS certificate program is for you…

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2 Responses to “Finding the Best GIS Certificate Program”

  • Whom has one of the leading GIS programs in Crime & intellengince mapping or environmental studies online, that does not cost an arm and leg as there is no federal funds available for certificate programs.

    Thanks. John

  • Selvaraj says:

    Sir,
    I wish to know about free GIS Certification. I have 4 years working knoledge ( Experience ) in Manifold GIS. Can I get GIS Certificate.

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