Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) GIS is used to manage and analyze spatial data for a broad range of business and public uses. Public health offices study the spatial patterns of infectious disease outbreaks; market researchers study the demographics of areas before introducing a new product to an area; educators study geographic data to recommend building new schools or closing others. In short, if where is a critical component of a problem, GIS is critical for finding a solution. GIS is one of the 21 hot jobs for the 21st Century, according to U.S. News and World Report (1991).