Geodesign - Graduate Certificate

As an emerging and evolving field, geodesign is becoming increasingly important in a variety of professions and industries. The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Geodesign is to provide you with a foundation in geospatially oriented design through the investigation of interdisciplinary methods and the collaborative nature of the geodesign process.

The Graduate Certificate in Geodesign, offered through Penn State World Campus, allows professional practitioners who wish to advance their careers, or those who seek to make career changes, to complete the required course work in one year through the convenience of online courses.

This program is offered in partnership Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture with collaboration from the Department of Geography.


The geodesign graduate certificate can prepare you to work in a variety of design and planning roles. Demand for the services of professionals in these roles will continue to rise, driven by increasing public demand for more sustainably designed places, smart risk management, and informed environmental justice. In this program, you can learn to couple science and evidence-based approaches with the design process, enabling you to become more adept at assessing the impact of designs on people and nature.