Graduate GIS Program

GIS Certificate Program

The Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate at the University of Missouri is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the theoretical, practical and technical skills that are essential for the analysis of spatial data.

Students from a wide range of disciplines will benefit from this program by becoming proficient in the use and application of GIS technologies through a flexible set of courses and hands-on experiences. The program offers the training and experience necessary to prepare for the rapidly expanding professional opportunities available in the diverse set of fields that depend on geographic information.

The program is available to all University of Missouri students, and requires completing coursework that includes 1) Foundation courses, 2) Theoretical Breadth courses, 3) Technical Breadth and Application courses, and 4) a Capstone Experience. These classes are taught in departments such as Geography, Natural Resources and Engineering.

The Certificate program is administered differently for undergraduate students and those who are admitted to the Graduate school. Click the link appropriate to you above to find more details about the program. Further inquiries may be sent to either of the program directors: Mark Palmer (Department of Geography) or Hong He (School of Natural Resources).

 

Group A (Foundation courses, one from this group)

 

GEOG 7840

Geographic Information Systems I

Fall and Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

NATR 7325

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

Group B (Theoretical Breadth courses, at least one from this group)

 

GEOG 7710

Spatial Analysis in Geography

Fall semester (odd years)

(3 credits)

 

FOR 7360

Forest Information Systems (Photogrammetry)

Fall semester

(3 credits)

 

GEOG 7810/NATR 7385

Landscape Ecology and GIS Analysis I

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

GEOG 7790

GIS for Social Sciences

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

Group C (Technical Breadth and Application courses, at least one from this group)

 

GEOG 7940

Geographic Information Systems II

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

GEOG 7860

Advanced Remote Sensing

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

GEOG 7130

Geospatial Sciences and National Security

Fall semester (even years)

(3 credits)

 

NATR 7320 (same as BiolEng 7350, CivEng 7720, EnvSci 7230)

Watershed Modeling Using GIS

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

NATR 7365

GIS Applications

Spring semester (even years)

(3 credits)

 

NATR 8395

Landscape Ecology & GIS Analysis II

Spring semester (odd years)

(3 credits)

 

PUB AF 8320

Spatial Analysis for Public Affairs

offering varies

(3 credits)

 

Capstone experience (or substitute 1 additional course from above)

 

GEOG 8085

Independent GIS project

 

(3 credits)

 

FOR 8050

Independent GIS project

 

(3 credits)