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Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides students with an interdisciplinary background in GIS.

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information Systems are computer hardware and software used to organize, manipulate, and analyze maps and spatial data.

GIS is a rapidly developing technology that can be applied to many areas of the natural and social sciences.


  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Political science
  • Public health
  • Urban planning

Career Outlook

There is an increasing demand for GIS specialists in the job market as a result of advancements in information technology, and the development of spatial/geographic database management programs.


Currently, faculty at FIU in a variety of disciplines are actively engaged in teaching and research in GIS. Meet Experts

Contact Us

Assefa M. Melesse
Program Director
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