Advanced Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Science (GSS)
The Advanced Graduate GSS Certificate will allow graduate students and working professionals to advance their GIS and / or remote sensing knowledge and employment opportunities with an industry-recognized certificate. The program requires students to earn 18 credits in addition to holding a BA, BS, or graduate degree. The program courses will be offered with flexible scheduling that is intended to allow full time students to complete the certificate requirements in one year.
Prerequisites: All applicants are required to hold a BA, BS degree, or graduate degree. Some basic knowledge of operating personal computers is necessary to complete the course work.
Required Courses or equivalent (9 credits):
GSS 513 GIS Fundamentals I, 3cr or GEO 513 or MAR 587
GSS 525 GIS Fundamentals II, 3cr or GEO 525
GSS 526 GIS Project Management, 3cr
Elective Courses (9 credits):
ANT 526 Environmental Analysis Using Remote Sensing and GIS, 3cr
EST 576 Geographic Information Systems in Education and Research, 3cr
GSS 509 Digital Cartography, 3 cr
GSS 523 Geodatabase and Design, 3cr or GEO 523
GSS 554 Geospatial Science for the Coastal Zone, 3cr
GSS 575 Geospatial Science Teaching Practicum, 3cr
GSS 587 Geospatial Research, 1-3cr *(see note below)
GSS 588 GIS Internship, 1-3cr *(see note below)
HPH 534 Spatial Analysis: Health Applications, 3cr
Only one of the following will count toward the Certificate:
GEO 547 Geological Applications of Remote Sensing
GSS 555 GIS and Remote Sensing, 3cr
MAR 558 Remote Sensing, 3cr
* Note: A maximum of three (3) credits of GSS 587 Geospatial Research and GSS 588 GIS Internship may be applied to the Graduate Certificate.
For more information or questions on the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Science contact the program’s Faculty Director.
To enroll in the Geospatial Certificate Program either as an existing Stony Brook Graduate student, or new student please click How to Apply for application instructions.
Please note: The Graduate Certificate Program is located under the drop down menu for Masters programs on the Graduate School webpage.