May 20th, 2021
West Lafayette, IN- Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the new Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science (GIS). Geospatial information plays an increasingly important role in many cutting-edge industries, including agriculture, engineering, environmental science, disaster recovery, health, social science, and digital humanities. The U.S. Department of Labor has defined geospatial technologies as one of the major areas of job growth in the coming decade, with a recent survey showing that the average salary for people with related GIS certification is $10k more than those who do not.
The Libraries’ Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science will provide a systematic training program in the area of geospatial information application, analysis, and management for post-baccalaureate students of all disciplines. The program will help students secure fundamental knowledge and skills in acquiring, integrating, analyzing, evaluating, and managing geospatial information across multiple disciplines, in addition to exploring advanced topics in their own application areas.
To earn the certificate, students will be required to take four 3-credit courses from a collection of multi-disciplinary courses divided into four categories: introduction, advanced topics, applications, and a project-based practice course. These courses were chosen from departmental offerings across campus via a thorough vetting process that involved multiple interviews and workshops with instructors and stakeholders, with the goal of identifying a complete (yet flexible) learning system for students to gain the best systematic GIS training Purdue University can offer.
Interested graduate students are encouraged to speak with their advisors or reach out to the Libraries’ GIS instructional Coordinator, Yue (Shirley) Li at email@example.com for more information.Filed under: general, GIS, ILS, press_release, teaching if(!is_single()) echo "|"; ?>