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Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science
Basic Certificate Information
The purpose of the Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Science is to create individuals, from a broad range of academic disciplines, who are competent users of Geographic Information Science and the related tools of the Global Positioning System and Remote Sensing. Although the program is generally oriented towards earth and environmental science professionals, individuals with business, social science, medical, engineering, criminal science or education backgrounds will benefit from this professional certificate. Individuals completing this certificate will gain a practical and hands-on knowledge of Geographic Information Science
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
Admission requirements and pre-requisites: May require leveling courses to be determined by department. Please consult advisor for the program. Specific Degree Requirements: See Catalog
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements.