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All current graduate students entering the certificate program must speak with their academic advisor before entering the certificate program. The Director of this certificate program will be available to meet with each student and design a curriculum that best meets the student’s needs. Each student will have a personalized plan depending on their interests and current enrollment in a graduate program or otherwise.

Current Geography department graduate students who wish to pursue the certificate should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies. The Department will then request that the College/School add a certificate line to the student’s plan. There is no application fee.

KU graduate students in other departments should complete the online application for the GIScience Graduate Certificate Program found at http://graduate.ku.edu/ku-graduate-application and pay the associated fee.  Departmental application requirements include:

  1. A GIScience Certificate Program Application that includes a statement of interest in GIScience
  2. Current Degree Progress Report (DPR) if applicable
  3. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required if currently enrolled in a graduate program

Prospective students seeking the certificate only should complete the online application for the GIScience Graduate Certificate Program found at http://graduate.ku.edu/ku-graduate-application and pay the associated fee.  Departmental application requirements include:

  1. Copy of official transcripts from all previous post-secondary educational institutions
  2. Letter of recommendation from persons familiar with their academic work or potential for graduate school
  3. A GIScience Certificate Program Application that includes a statement of interest in GIScience

Please see the policy on Graduate Certificate Programs - Eligibility and Admission Criteria for more information on minimum requirements for graduate certificate admission.


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