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Geospatial Science and Technology Graduate Certificate

Location is a fundamental attribute of all features. Professionals in a wide range of disciplines are utilizing geospatial science and technology to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information for a deeper understanding of our world. In many disciplines, applied knowledge of geospatial technology has become a presumed prerequisite.

The University of North Georgia Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology is a graduate program that emphasizes theory while addressing real-world problems in a variety of disciplines. Course material is tied closely to the geospatial industry.

Application & Supporting Documents Deadline

Fall - August 1
Spring - December 1
Note: If program capacity is met prior to established admission deadlines, we will stop accepting applications for admission and cancel remaining incomplete applicants. Completing your application earlier is better.

Quick Facts

Begin fall or spring semester
Program length 12 semester hours
Courses offered in fall and spring semesters
Courses may be taken in any sequence
Gainesville campus
Background in geospatial technology required
Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Certificate Non-Degree

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four-year institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures. If a program applicant holds a master’s degree, only the transcript showing the master’s degree awarded is required for submission to Graduate Admissions.
  • Background using geospatial technology. Students may meet this requirement by earning a “C” or higher in coursework in geospatial technology (at UNG or elsewhere), through documentation of appropriate work experience, or by otherwise demonstrating proficiency at the discretion of the department head or program coordinator. Email the department at iesa@ung.edu for more information.
  • Required supplemental items:
    • Resume indicating relevant coursework and/or relevant work experience and projects.

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

Please allow three business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an email from grads@ung.edu after your application has been reviewed for accuracy and updated with submitted documents. Please do not check your application status prior to receiving an email from this office as your online application checklist will not accurately reflect the required items for your program of interest.

  • Select Graduate Level Certificates-Geospatial Science & Technology Certificate.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures is required, or if an applicant holds a master’s degree, only the transcript showing the master’s degree awarded is required for submission to Graduate Admissions.

Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and beyond.

  • Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Official paper transcripts are accepted if submitted from the issuing institution and mailed to University of North Georgia Admissions Imaging Center, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503-1358. Student paper transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions. Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Applicants who have received degrees outside of the United States may be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants will be notified if a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required. If required, scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Personal copies and photocopies are NOT accepted. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two calendar years from the test date. Required minimum scores are, TOEFL internet based - 79, TOEFL computer based test - 213, TOEFL paper based test - 550, IELTS - 6.5.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Program Questions?

Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis Graduate Office
678-717-3883
iesa@ung.edu 

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