Graduate Certificate Programs

The School of Geography offers several Graduate Certificate programs through the Graduate College. To be eligible you must hold a Bachelor’s degree. These stand-alone programs provide continuing education to professionals and present an option for M.A./Ph.D. students to formalize interdisciplinary expertise beyond the School of Geography.   

GIS and Professional GIST Certificates  

Through courses and hands-on application, these two certificates offer state-of-the-art training in the high growth industry of GIS. The Professional GIST Graduate Certificate (PGIST) is online and can be obtained in less than one year. The in-person GIS certificate is ideal for graduate students who wish to augment their graduate degrees. These certificates are ideal for students who want more training and professionals who need to develop a new skill set or formalize their training in GIS.  

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Water Policy  

Water issues are hard, complicated, and compelling. How people use and manage water is the core concern of water policy. This certificate builds on the world-renowned expertise of University of Arizona faculty and programs in water resources.   

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