Program: Certificate in Urban Geographic Information Systems

Certificate in Urban Geographic Information Systems

Program Types:
  • On Campus

For those students who desire to prepare for a career in geographic information systems, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) offers a formal course of study in GIS technology leading to a "Certificate in Urban Geographic Information Systems". This program recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of GIS technology and application by identifying a prescribed set of GIS-related courses from six different departments on campus so that students can obtain critical background and skills that relate to GIS technology: database management, cartography, remote sensing, surveying, etc. A total of 21 credits are required to obtain the Certificate. Although it is administered by the Department of Urban Planning in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, the certificate is available to any Master's student on campus. It is awarded simultaneously with the student's Master's degree.