Geographic Information Systems - Graduate Certificate

Designed for both novices and professionals, this certificate provides firsthand experience using the most up-to-date tools and techniques available in the field of GIS today. Choose between two tracks: one for current and aspiring geospatial professionals looking to become more skillful users of GIS software and related tools, and the other for certified or licensed professionals looking to bypass introductory courses while selecting others more appropriate for their focuses.


Penn State’s online certificate in GIS can help you start or advance your career in urban and regional planning, environmental resource management, and surveying and cartography. These fields include architects, engineers, GIS analysts, environmental scientists, surveyors, and cartographers among others.