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.   

Professional GIST Certificate

Through courses and hands-on application, the Professional GIST certificate (P-GIST) offers state-of-the-art training in the high growth industry of GIS. The P-GIST certificate is offered online as well as in-person and can be obtained in less than one year. This certificate is 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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