UWM offers the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Program under the leadership of Professor William Huxhold. The program teaches students the skills that they'll need to be successful GIS professionals. After students complete the 18-credit program requirements, they're awarded a graduate certificate in geographic infomation systems.
More than 100 students have graduated from the UWM program.
After accumulating at least four years of GIS experience, graduates can demonstrate their professional accomplishments by earning the Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification. The certification is granted after the applicant meets requirements in the categories of education, experience, contribution to the industry, and ethics. According to the GIS Certification Institute...
A GISP is a certified geographic information systems (GIS) Professional who has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).