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The director of the certificate program, Professor Xingong Li, 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, if applicable, current enrollment in a graduate program. All prospective students must complete the online application for the GIScience Graduate Certificate Program, including the statement of interest, found at http://graduate.ku.edu/ku-graduate-application and pay the associated fee.  

Application requirements for those currently enrolled at KU:

  1. All current graduate students entering the certificate program must speak with their academic advisor before entering the certificate program.
  2. Complete the online application for the GIScience Graduate Certificate Program and include a statement of interest. The application can be found at  http://graduate.ku.edu/ku-graduate-application. You must also pay the associated fee.
  3. Submit a letter of support from your graduate program.
  4. Submit your current Degree Progress Report (DPR) if applicable.
  5. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required if currently enrolled in a graduate program.

Application requirements for those not currently enrolled at KU:

  1. Complete the online application for the GIScience Graduate Certificate Program and include a statement of interest. The application can be found at http://graduate.ku.edu/ku-graduate-application. You must also pay the associated fee.
  2. Submit a copy of official transcripts from all previous post-secondary educational institutions.
  3. Include a letter of recommendation from persons familiar with their academic work or potential for graduate school

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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