Geographical Information Systems, Postgraduate Certificate

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The certificate in geographical information systems (GIS) provides professional training in the technology and application of computerized cartography and spatially referenced databases. 


GIS is an increasingly important technology in environmental sciences, urban and regional planning and management, marketing, criminal justice, communications, and energy and natural resource protection. course work provides knowledge of basic and advanced GIS techniques, developing procedures and databases for specific applications, as well as technologies and analyses supporting GIS. This 12-credit program is flexible in order to accommodate both students new to GIS and those who already have some experience with this technology.

Students entering this program are required to have a working knowledge of personal computers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • Geographical Information System Techniques and Applications I
  • Geographical Information System Techniques and Applications II
  • Advanced Applications of GIS
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Environmental Geoscience with Laboratory
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Advanced Environmental Geology
  • Research Project
  • Independent Study
  • Marketing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Admission to the University of New Haven Graduate School requires that applicants hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from a foreign institution that is recognized by its jurisdictional Ministry of Education for granting baccalaureate degrees.
  • Individual programs may have additional requirements for admission, details of which are included in the program listings in this catalog. 
  • For most programs, admission decisions are based primarily on an applicant’s undergraduate record. 
  • A prospective student who is currently completing undergraduate study should submit an official transcript complete to the date of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans.

  • Federal loans
  • Private education loans
  • Institutional financing plan
* There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

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