Graduate Certificate of Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST)

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The Graduate Certificate of Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) at Ohio State provides introductory and in-depth training to practitioners and students from various professional and academic fields.

By completing this certificate, you will develop methodological and technical skills in mapping, spatial analysis, remote sensing, and geospatial data analytics that will help you advance your professional career and enrich your research skills.

You are required to complete 12 credit hours (4 courses). See the advising sheet for details.

Admission is open for both Spring and Autumn semesters.

  • Autumn semester deadline: May 15
  • Spring semester deadline: November 15

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 2.5 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose (1 page)
  • Resume or CV

For questions and additional information, please contact Geography Graduate Studies Coordinator, Rebekah Sims (sims.412@osu.edu).