Geospatial Data Science and Technology Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Discover Boundless Applications—and Career Opportunities—in Geospatial Big Data

Geospatial data processing technologies are essential to multiple industries. Advance your skills in cloud-based geospatial services, specific geospatial data mining techniques such as trajectories, images, natural language mining and obtaining useful geospatial data from open depositories and social media with an on-campus and online geospatial data science and technology certificate.

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

Learn applied geospatial science and technology skills, from data mining to crowdsourcing through the graduate certificate Geospatial Data Science and Technology program. Know how to use computing toolsets and be familiar with operations of programming environments for structured and unstructured geospatial data widely available in global cyberspace. Analyze and apply what you're learning to real-life scenarios like autonomous navigation, smart cities, and Internet of Things (IoT). Know how to access and employ cloud-based geospatial services such as trajectories, images, and natural language mining and obtain geospatial data from open depositories and social media.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in civil, environmental or related degree. 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 Geospatial Data Science and Technology 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

Daisuke Minakata

Graduate Assistant

Angela Keranen

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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.