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The graduate certificate consists of 19 credit hours. S/U or P/NP grades are not acceptable.
Students are required to complete two "core" courses, the prerequisites for which have been streamlined so that students may begin the certificate after completing introductory cartography. The core courses are supplemented by elective courses totaling 11 or more credits. Students may select courses so that no more than 50% of courses USED for a graduate certificate program may be the 500-level component of a dual-listed course (the 500 component of 400/500 slash courses). The exact classes should be selected in consultation with a GIScience advisor.
This graduate program is offered online by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and delivered by OSU Ecampus. If you are not a current OSU graduate student, please find more information, including the list of courses delivered through Ecampus, at Online Graduate Certificate.
This certificate may be completed by OSU graduate students, resident on campus and in good standing, from any department, any degree program. You must already be a graduate student in residence here in Corvallis at OSU, in good standing in any major, any graduate degree program. Upon consultation with the Certificate Program Director Ms. Kuuipo Walsh, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, you may apply to the GIScience certificate program by filling out the Change of Degree/Major/Certificate form. The change requested will be "Work on Concurrent Degree/Certificate" and the New Degree/Certificate will be "Certificate" and the New Major will be "Geographic Information Science (Certificate)". Declaring for the certificate does NOT require that a GIScience faculty member be on your committee (this is a main difference between a certificate and a minor). Upon completion of the coursework, Ms. Walsh will conduct the appropriate audit with the Graduate School to ensure that the credential is assigned to your student record, and that a paper certificate is issued.
Go to the Academic Calendar, Schedule of Classes to search for a class to confirm availability.
Some courses are offered through Ecampus also* Go to the Catalog, Schedule of Classes to search for a class to confirm availability.
The following courses may count towards elective credits after consulting with and receiving approval from the program director.