M.S. in Applied Geospatial Sciences (AGS)

Certificate in AGS

Elmhurst College offers a graduate-level certificate in applied geospatial sciences, offered entirely online through the Elmhurst College Online Center. Elmhurst's graduate certificate uses six existing courses from the master of science in applied geospatial sciences and features an e-portfolio experience and research symposium. Students who complete the six courses for credit will receive the graduate certificate in applied geospatial sciences, or they may complete an additional four courses to earn a master in science in applied geospatial sciences.

Course Requirements
Six courses are required:

AGS 500 Fundamentals of Geospatial Technologies
AGS 510 Remote Sensing Technologies
AGS 520 Geospatial Programming
AGS 530 Principles of Geodatabases
AGS 540 Spatial Analysis and Web Mapping
AGS 580 E-Portfolio and Research Symposium

If a student chooses to complete the master in science in applied geospatial sciences, additional coursework will include: AGS 550, AGS 560, AGS 600 and MBA 509*

*MPH 535 may be substituted for MBA 509 if the student is not pursuing the PSM.

Course Sequence

Fall A

AGS 500 Fundamentals of Geospatial Technologies

Fall B
AGS 510 Remote Sensing Technologies

Spring A
AGS 520 Geospatial Programming

Spring B
AGS 530 Principles of Geodatabases

Summer
AGS 540 Spatial Analysis and Web Mapping

Fall B
AGS 580 E-Portfolio and Research Symposium

Admission Requirements
Applicants for the graduate certificate in applied geospatial sciences at Elmhurst must hold a baccalaureate degree in any major. Applicants are required to submit a completed application along with official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended to represent the completion of a bachelor's degree.

How to Apply
To apply for the graduate certificate in applied geospatial sciences, go to the online application and follow the instructions for non-degree students. If you wish to complete the additional four courses to earn the master’s in applied geospatial sciences, you must apply following all of the admission requirements for the master’s degree program.

For more information, contact the School for Professional Studies at (630) 617-3300 or sps@elmhurst.edu.

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