Geoinformatics Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Build Interdisciplinary Knowledge in Geography, Geospatial Technology, and Information Sciences

Michigan Tech's on-campus and online certificate in Geoinformatics equips you with the knowledge and skills to pursue opportunities created by the increasing demand for geospatial professionals and big data analytics experts.

The relevance of geoinformatics is evident in everyday life—for instance, when we use Google maps as a navigation tool. In industry it is used to study aspects of rail infrastructure, urban planning, health tracking (i.e., coronavirus pandemic metrics), and natural resource management, among other applications.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

The graduate certificate Geoinformatics program allows students to explore the principles and applications of geospatial statistics, modeling and visualization, predictive analytics, remote sensing, and programming development using industry standard tools, including ArcGIS, Python, and R. Course topics include real-world problem-solving examples.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Geoinformatics fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Luke Bowman

Graduate Assistant

Brittany Buschell

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.