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Featured Educational Institutions (URISA Education Partners)

Brandman University is a private, non-profit regionally accredited institution that provides educational opportunities for working adults. There are over 25 campuses throughout California and Washington, and a virtual campus online.

Undergraduate Certificate, GIS Use in Non-Profit Organizations - An innovative, problem-solving approach to learning and using GIS.

Lakeland Community College —Kirtland, OH


The Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University is the hub for interdisciplinary teaching and research in the Geospatial Sciences. We work alongside top researchers, policy experts and leaders in industry to apply geospatial analytics to a host of problems — from preparing for floods to controlling the spread of invasive species.

“Geospatial analytics” are the evolving tools and approaches that help to discover, interpret, and communicate meaningful patterns in location-based data. We develop them to observe the world around us; to model the processes that act upon it and test potential interventions; and to visualize data in new ways that spur collaborative decision-making.

All our work serves a common purpose: advancing innovative solutions to grand societal challenges. Many of our tools and applications are open-source, free and adaptable for others to use. Through innovations in teaching and research, we support a wide range of real-world stakeholders facing complex problems.

Learn more about all of the exciting work we are doing at the Center: https://cnr.ncsu.edu/geospatial/research/

Looking to further your education? Then look no further, we have a program to fit your needs:

Online Programs

Hear what our students have to say about learning online at NC State

On-campus Programs

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Texas A&M University — College Station, Texas

Since its founding in 2010, the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California has been using the power of spatial thinking and literacy – the ability to connect place, space and time – to help address our most challenging global issues, including those connected with population growth, urbanization, environmental sustainability and human well-being.

Through our innovative research and academic programs, we educate and empower today’s and tomorrow’s spatial problem solvers to deploy spatiotemporal perspectives and insights across every possible discipline and industry. Members of our internationally-recognized faculty contribute to the rapidly-evolving body of geospatial knowledge and technology. From our home base in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, we collaborate with faculty colleagues throughout the university and with other prestigious institutions around the world on funded research that links SSI faculty and students with decision makers and citizens and combines knowledge with action. We promote the analysis, modeling and visualization of location-based data through interdisciplinary use-inspired and integrated research and teaching.

We harness geospatial science and technologies to foster collaboration, build consensus, reach decisions and take actions to create a better world.

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Visit us as spatial.usc.edu, view our video, and read our brochure to learn more about us.

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Volunteered List of College and University Programs:


Location Online Program(s) Offered
Acadia University NS   Applied Geomatics Masters Degree
Alabama A&M University AL   GIS certificate program and minor in remote sensing and GIS
Algonquin College ON   Certificate in GIS Application
American River College CA   GIS Certificate
American Sentinel University  CO X Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, GIS Specialization (distance learning program)
Anoka Ramsey Community College MN   AS degree and Certificate program in GIS
Appalachian State University NC   Undergraduate Certificate in GIS, Graduate Certificate in GIScience, and 4 + 1 Master's Degree in Geography
Arizona State University AZ   GIS Certificate and Graduate Level Professional Degree
Arizona State University(online)   X Bachelor of Science in Geography with a focus in GIS
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College NC   GIS Certificate
Assiniboine Community College MB   GIS Technologies Diploma
Birkbeck College, University of London UK   Masters in Geographical Science program
Bismarck State College ND   Associate in Applied Science (2-year degree) in Geographic Information Systems, a Certificate of GIS, and a Certificate of Completion in GIS
Boston University MA   Professional Certificate in GIS
British Columbia Institute of Technology BC   Advanced Diploma in GIS and GIS Bachelor of Technology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CA   GIS Certificate/Programming for GIS Certificate/Multi-disciplinary GIS Minor
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  CA   Concentration in GIS
California State University, Fresno CA X GIS Certificate
California State University, Fullerton CA X Certificate in GIS
California State University, Northridge CA   GIS Certificate and Masters in GIS
California State University at San Bernardino CA   Certificate in GIS Application
California State University at Long Beach CA  

GIS Certificate

Master of Science in Geographic Information Science

California University of Pennsylvania PA   Bachelor of Geography with GIS and Emergency Management Concentration
Cape Cod Community College MA   GIS Certificate
Carleton University ON    
Carroll College MT   GIS Certificate
Cayuga Community College NY   Associate of Science Degree in GIS
Central Connecticut State University CT   GIS Certificate program, Baccalaureate Geography Major with concentration in GIS, and GIS Masters Degree
Central Georgia Technical College GA x

GIS Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree

Technical Certificate

Central Oregon Community College OR   Certificate and Associate Degree programs
Central Piedmont Community College NC  

Geospatial Technology Certificate: Geographic Information Science

Geospatial Technology Certificate: Advanced Geospatial Specialist

Geospatial Technology Diploma: Geographic Information Science

Associate in Applied Science Degree: Geospatial Technology

Central Washington University WA  

GIS Certificate

BA in Geography with 4 specializations

Charles Darwin University Australia   Graduate Certificate in GIS
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania PA   B.S. in GIScience
Chicago State University IL   Graduate Certificate in GIS
City College of San Francisco CA   GIS Certificate Program
Clackamas Community College OR   GIS Certificate and Degree Program
Claremont Graduate University CA   Advanced GIS Lab
      GIS Concentration
Clark University MA   Master of Arts in Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment
Cleveland State University OH   Certificate in GIS
Columbus State Community College OH   Associate Degree and Certificate in GIS
College of the North Atlantic NL   Geomatics Technician Diploma
Centre of Geographic Sciences, NSCC NS  

Survey Technician
Geographic Engineering Technology
2 year Diploma and 1 year Advanced Diploma in Geographic Science
Marine Geomatics
Masters in Applied Geomatics Research

Colorado Mesa University CO   Minor and certificate in GIS&T
Community College of Baltimore County MD  

Geospatial Applications Program

Associate of Applied Science

Introduction to Geospatial Applications Certificate

Geospatial Applications Certificate

Community College of Philadelphia PA   Certificate and Associates Degree in GIS
Curtin University Department of Spatial Sciences Australia





Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science

Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science

Master of Science (Geospatial)

Cypress College CA   Certificate in GIS
Delta State University
Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies
MS X Master’s of Applied Science, Geospatial Information Technologies
Bachelors of Applied Science, Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence (for 2016 start)
BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in GIT
BS Environmental Science with concentration in GIT
Minor in GIT
Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate in GIT (non-matriculated students)
Duke University NC   Geospatial Analysis Certificate Program
DePaul University IL   GIS Certificate
      Geotechnology, B.A.
Durham College Ontario X Online GIS Certificate
East Carolina University NC   Certificate in GIS
Eastern Washington University WA   GIS Certificate
Elmhurst College IL X GIS Certificate and Online GIS Certificate
Emily Griffith Opportunity School CO   Geographic Information Systems Program
Fanshawe College ON   Urban and Regional Planning Certificate
Ferris State University MI   Certificate in GIS
Fleming College ON   Post Graduate GIS Program
Florida Atlantic University FL   GIS Certificate
Florida International University FL   Graduate Certificate Program
Florida State University FL X

Applied Master's Degree in GIS

Online GIS Certificate

Foothill College CA   Certificate of Achievement in GIS and Certificate for GIS Analyst (36 units)
Fort Lewis College CO   GIS Certificate
Front Range Community College  CO   Two GIS Certificates
 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College  MN    Associate of Science in Geographic Information Systems, Certificate in Geographic Information Systems 
Gainesville College GA   GIS Certificate
George Mason University VA   Professional Certificate in GIS
George Washington University DC   Geography Degree with GIS Minor
Graduate School USDA DC   Professional Certificate in GIS
Grays Harbor College WA   Associates of Applied Science
Green River Community College WA   Offers three GIS programs
Harold Washington College IL   GIS Certificate program
Harrisburg Area Community College PA   Geospatial Technology Associates Degree and Certificate
Harrisburg University PA   4 year Bachelor of Science program,Geography and Geospatial Imaging
Haywood Community College NC   A.A.S., Certificate and Diploma Program in GIS
Hazard Community and Technical College KY   GIS Certificate
Holyoke Community College MA   GIS Certificate
Houston Community College TX   GIS Certificate
Humboldt State University CA  X BS, MS, Graduate Certificate, Geospatial Online Certificate with emphasis in GIS, Remote Sensing and Cartography
Humber College ON   Online GIS Education
Idaho State University ID   Undergraduate Minor/Graduate Level Certificate
Indiana University at Pennsylvania PA  

BA in Geography with GIS/Cartography Concentration

BS in Regional Planning with GIS/Cartography Concentration

MS with GIS/Cartography Concentration

Graduate Certificate in GIScience and Geospatial Techniques

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis IN   MS in Geographic Information Science
Jacksonville State University   AL   Graduate and Masters Programs 
James A. RhodesState College OH   Certificate and Associate's Degree in GIS
John Hopkins University MD X Online Certificate in GIS
Kansas State University KS   Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in GIS
Keene State College NH   GIS Certificate
Kennesaw State University GA   Certificate in GIS/Degree in GIScience
Kent State University   X


Online Master of Geographic Information Science

Online Geographic Information Science Certificate

Kirkwood Community College IA   Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in GIS
Lawson State Community College AL   GIS Certificate
Lexington Community College KY   Certificate in GIS Technology
Louisiana Technical University LA X Distance Learning Certificate in GIScience
Lydon State College VT   A.S. Geographic Information Systems/Global Positioning Systems B.S. Rec. Resource and Ski Resort Mgt. - GIS Map & Planning
McMaster University ON   Certificate/Graduate Certificate in GIS
Memorial University of Newfoundland NL   GIScience Diploma
Mesa Community College AZ   GIS Technician Certificate
Miami University OH   GIS Certificate
Michigan State University MI

Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs

Online Professional Development Certificate in Geospatial Tools & Technology

Minnesota State University, Mankato MN   Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences (GISc)
Mohawk College ON   GIS Programmers Certificate
Montgomery College MD   Cartography and GIS Certificate
New Brunswick Community College NB   Diploma in Geographic Information Systems Technology
Niagara College ON   GIS Certificate Program
North Carolina State University NC X Professional Science Masters of Geospatial Information Science & Technology (MGIST)

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

Graduate Minor in Geospatial Information Science

Graduate Minor in Remote Sensing
Northeastern University MPS   Master's of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology & Graduate Certificate in GIS
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology AB   GIS Certificate for Supervisors and Managers
Northern Arizona University AZ   GIS Certificate and GIS Bachelor's Degree
Northern Illinois University IL   Undergraduate Certificate in GIS
Northern Virginia Community College VA   GIS Certificate
Northwest Missouri State University MO X Online Masters in GIScience and Graduate Certificate
Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus BC   20 week GIS certificate program
Old Dominion University VA   GIS Certificate program
Oregon Institute of Technology OR   GIS Minor; B.S., Geomatics/GIS Option
Oregon State University OR   Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates in GIScience
Palomar College - San Diego CA   GIS Certificate
Park University MO   BS in Geography with a GIS Minor
Penn State University(on campus) PA   B.S. in Geography with Geographic Information Science Option
Penn State University Online Programs   X

Baccalaureate Minor in GIS

Post-baccalaureate Certificate in GIS (online)

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence (online)

Master of Geographic Information Systems (online)

Phoenix University AZ   2 Year Certificate in GIS
Portland State University OR   Graduate Certificate in GIS
Queens University ON   Certificate in GIS
Red River College MB   Advanced Diploma in GIS Technology
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey NJ   GIS Certificate
Rio Hondo College CA   GIS Certificate
Roosevelt University IL   Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate in GIS
Rowan College NJ  

Certificate in Cartography and GIS


Rutgers University NJ  

Certificate in Geomatics

Continuing Professional Education Courses 

Ryerson University ON  

Certificate in Digital Geography and GIS

Master's Program in Spatial Analysis

Advanced Certificate in Applied Digital Geography and GIS

Certificate in Geotechnology for Teachers

SAIT Polytechnic - Calgary AB  

Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems (2 year applied degree)

GIS Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement

GIS Basics Certificate

GIS Data Matters Certificate

GIS Advanced Field Studies Certificate

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota MN   GIS Certificate and Master's Degree
Salem State University MA  

Graduate GIS Certificate program

M.S. in Geospatial Science

B.S. in Cartography and GIS

Salisbury University MD   Certificate in GIS Fundamentals, Geography Major with a track in GIScience, minor in GIScience and a MS in GIS Management
Samford University AL   Certificate in GIS
Sam Houston State University TX   Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate in GIS
San Bernardino Valley Community College CA   3 Semester GIS Program
San Diego Mesa College  CA   GIS Certification and AS degree
San Diego State University CA   Certificate in GIS
San Francisco State University CA   GIS Certificate
San Jacinto College, Menifee Valley CA   GIS Certificate & Associates Degree in GIS
San Jose State University CA   GIS Certificate Program
Saskatchewan Polytechnic SK   GIS Certificate
Sault College ON   GIS Applications Specialist & GIS/Computer Programmer/Analyst Certificates
Selkirk College BC   Bachelor in GIS(BGIS) & Advanced Diploma in GIS
Shasta College CA   GIS Certificate
Shippenburg University PA   BS in Geography/GIS;  Minor in GIS; and a GIS Certificate 
Simon Fraser University BC   Certificate in GIS
Sir Sandford Fleming College ON   Geomatics Technician Diploma & GIS Cartographic/Applications Specialist Certificates
Southern Utah University UT   BIS Degree & GIS Certificate
State University of New York NY   Certificate of Graduate Studies in GIS
Sullivan County Community College NY   Associate of Applied Science in GIS & GIS Certificate
Tarrant County College TX   Associate in Applied Science, Certificate of Completion, Skills Enhancement Certificate, GIS Programmer Certificate
Temple College TX   Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in GIS
Temple University PA  

Professional Science Master's in GIS, Graduate Certificate in GIS, Undergraduate Certificate in GIS

Texas A&M University TX   1.Geography BS with GISci Option2.BS in Spatial Sciences 3.Graduate Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi TX   B.S. in Geographic Information Sciences
      MS in Geospatial Surveying Engineering
Texas Tech University TX   1) Graduate Certificate in GIS
2) Undergraduate Minor in GIS
Tidewater Community College VA   GIS Certificate Programs
Towson University MD  

Majors: Geography and Environmental Planning, and Geography and Land Surveying

Combined Majors: Geography and Sociology/Anthropology, Geography and Political Science, and Economics and Geography and Environmental Planning, and Geography and History

MA in Geography and Environmental Planning

Trent University ON   Degrees with specialization in GIS
Trinity Western University AB   BA in Geography
Texas State University TX   Certificate in GIS, B.S. in GIS and Master of Applied Geography
Tulsa Community College OK   GIS Certificate
UNIGIS International Worldwide   Postgraduate Courses in GIS 
      Distance Learning
University of Akron OH  

Undergraduate Certificate in Geographical Information Sciences and Cartography

B.S. in Geography/Geographic Information Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences

M.S. in Geography/Geographic Information Sciences

University of Akron, Summit College OH   Associate of Applied Science GIS Degree and Certificate
University of Albany NY   Certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis
University of Arkansas AR   Various geomatics/GIScience options
University of Arizona AZ   GIS Certificate
University of Calgary AB   Masters of GIS
University of California, Davis Extension CA   Professional Concentration in GIS
UCLA Extension CA X Certificate in GIS and Geospatial Technology
(5 courses)
Specialization in Digital Cartography (2 courses)
Specialization in Web Mapping (2 courses)
Specialization in Geospatial Imagery Analysis
(2 courses)
And various online courses
University of California at Riverside CA   GIS Certificate
University of California at Riverside(Extension) CA   Certificate in GIS - SUMMER PROGRAM
University of Central Arkansas AR X

Masters in GIS

Graduate Certificate in GIS

University of Cincinnati OH   GIS Certificate
University of Colorado at Denver CO   GIS Certificate and Masters
University of Connecticut CT   Certificate in GIS
University of Denver CO   Certificate of Advanced Study in GIS
University of Florida FL   Specialization and Certification in GIS
University of Georgia GA   Graduate Certificate in GIS
University of Georgia GA   Certificate in GIS
University of Hawaii Maui College HI   Certificate of Competence in GIS in Ecosystem Management
University of Illinois at Chicago IL X Public Health Geographic Information Systems Online Certificate Program 
University of Illinois Springfield IL X Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
University of Kansas KS   Degree in GIS
Universite Laval QC   Department of Geomatics
University of Lund Sweden   Masters Degree in GIS
University of Maine ME X

Master of Science in Spatial Informatics

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

University of Maryland Baltimore County MD   Master of Professional Studies in GIS and a Graduate Certificate in GIS 
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
University of Maryland MD   Master ‘s Program – MPS degree and Graduate Certificate in GIS 
Undergraduate Program - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
University of Massachusetts - Boston MA   Degree in Geographic Science
University of Miami FL   Certificate Program in Geospatial Technology
University of Michigan MI   Graduate Certificate in Spatial Analysis
University of Minnesota MN   Masters of Science in GIS
University of Minnesota - Duluth MN  

GIS Major
GIS Minor
GIS Certificate

University of Missouri-Kansas City MO   Advanced Certificate Program in GIS
University of Montana MT   GIS Science & Technologies Certificate
      M.S. in Geography with an option in Cartography and GIS
University of New Brunswick NB   Department of Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering
University of New Haven CT   Certificate in GIS
University of New Orleans LA   Basic and Professional Certificates in GIS/Remote Sensing
University of North Dakota ND X GIS Graduate Certificate Program (1-year online program)
University of Northern Alabama AL   Certificate in GIS
University of Northern Iowa IA  

BA in Geography with GIS Major

Certificate in Cartography and GIS

MA in Geography with GIS Emphasis

University of North Texas TX   GIS Certificate
University of Oklahoma OK   BA, BS, Interdisciplinary MS and PhD programs in Geoinformatics
University of Pennsylvania PA   Masters of Urban Spatial Analytics
University of Queensland Australia   Postgraduate GIS Program
University of Redlands CA   Master of Science in GIS, Master of GIS, Spatial Studies Minor, and MBA with Location Analytics Concentration
University of Rhode Island RI   Master's of Environmental Science and Management with a concentration in Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing
University of Saskatoon SK   Geography and Planning Degrees
University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute CA X

Spatial Studies minor, B.S. in GeoDesign, and Geographic Information Science and Technology Graduate Programs

Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) online graduate programs 

University of Southern Maine ME   GIS Certificate
University of South Florida FL   Graduate Certificate Program
University of Switzerland Switzerland   Degree in Geographic Science
University of Texas at Arlington TX   GIS Certificate (Part of Bachelor's and Master's Programs)
University of Texas at Dallas TX   Certificate in GIS, BS in GIS, MS in GIS and Ph.D. in GIS
University of Toledo OH   Doctoral program in GIScience
University of Toronto ON X Certificate in GIS for Environmental Management
University of Utah UT   GIScience Certificate
University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education WA



Certificate in GIS

Professional Master's Program in Geographic Information Systems (PMPGIS)

University of Washington, Tacoma WA  

GIS Certificate

BA in Urban Studies with a Concentration in GIS & Spatial Planning

Master of Science in Geospatial Technology

University of Waterloo ON   Certificate of Excellence in GIS
University of Western Ontario ON   Geography
University of West Florida (on campus) FL   Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs with GIS Certificate Options
University of West Florida (online programs)   X Undergraduate and Graduate GIS Certificate
GIS Training Academy
University of Winnipeg MB   Certificate Program in Remote Sensing and GIS
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee WI   Graduate Certificate in GIS
University of Wisconsin - Madison WI   Graduate Certificate in GIS
Vancouver Island University BC   Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications
Ventura College CA   Certificate in GIS
Waubonsee Community College IL  

Certificate in GIS

Advanced Certificate in GIS

Associates Degree Program in GIS

Wilfred Laurier University ON   Geography
Western Kentucky University KY   Certificate in GIS
Western Michigan University MI   Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Geographic Information Science
White Mountains Community College NH   Two year degree and GIS Certificate program

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