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Mapping and Analyzing the World

The Certificate in Geographic Information Systems is designed for individuals seeking careers as GIS professionals. GIS specialists provide geographic data management, spatial analysis, and GIS system management support to managers in a broad range of disciplines, such as city and regional planning, civil and environmental engineering, criminal justice, health services, marketing, and transportation analysis and planning.

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UWM’s Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems—founded in the early 1990s—is one of the earliest and most established programs in the nation.

The Certificate offers students a wide range of courses taught by faculty from a diverse group of specialties, including geography, urban planning, and business. The program is designed for full-time or part-time students who seek careers in the private or public sectors. The curriculum allows students to pursue their interests and gain the specialized knowledge needed to work in all the areas of the profession.

The wide variety of courses helps students from numerous backgrounds find their niche in this in-demand field. Graduates of the program work in diverse fields such as …

  • Land Use Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Archaeology
  • Transportation
  • Crime Analysis
  • Environment Science