- Time Series Analysis
- Data Analysis for Earth Systems Science
- Elements of Geospatial Science
- GIS in Water Resources
- Coastal Remote Sensing
- Time Series Analysis
The geospatial science graduate certificate provides a foundation in the collection, management, analysis and visualization of spatial data related to the earth’s surface. You’ll learn about geographic information systems (GIS) technologies and gain expertise in areas such as earth science,remote sensing, sociology, geography, municipal applications, civil engineering and natural resources. You’ll solve challenges through hands-on lab experience and independent GIS projects. Whether you’re exploring the field or are a professional looking to expand your knowledge, you’ll gain the skills you need to take your career to the next level.
Our program provides a cost-effective way to improve your knowledge and skills in geospatial technology. You’ll be able to take a mix of online and traditional courses, and can start the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters. The faculty for this interdisciplinary postbaccalaureate certificate hail from several departments at UNH, including biology, civil and environmental engineering, earth sciences, mathematics, natural resources, ocean engineering, and sociology. UNH is ranked among the nation’s highest-performing research universities, having earned a Carnegie Classification R1. The university’s research portfolio brings in more than $110 million in competitive external funding each year.
The Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Science (GSS) at the University of New Hampshire is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide graduate level education in the applied and theoretical technology and applications of geospatial science. Students within the program are afforded the opportunity to build their five course requirement certificate from a variety of required and elective classes from different disciplines to best fit their academic, research, or professional interests. The flexibility of this program makes the program ideal for a student looking to complement their degree or a professional looking to build knowledge, skill and credentials within the Geospatial Sciences.
The program of study required for the certificate consists of five courses and a total of 16 credit hours.
Course offerings and requirements are as follows:
|Elements of Geospatial Science (Core requirement)|
|GSS 800||Elements of Geospatial Science||4|
|Geographic Information Systems|
Select one of the following:
|GSS 805||Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research||4|
|GSS 807/ESCI 895||GIS for Earth and Environmental Science||4|
|NR 860||Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resources 1||4|
|CEE 896||Special Topics (GIS for Water Resources)||4|
Select one of the following:
|BIOL 811||Experimental Design & Analysis||4|
|ESCI 896||Topics (Time Series Analysis)||1-4|
|MATH 836||Advanced Statistical Modeling||3|
|MATH 839||Applied Regression Analysis||3|
|MATH 944||Spatial Statistics 2||3|
|SOC 901||Sociological Methods I: Intermediate Social Statistics||4|
Select two of the following:
|GSS 817/ESCI 896||Remote Sensing for Earth and Environmental Science||4|
|MATH 831||Mathematics for Geodesy||3|
|NR 857||Remote Sensing of the Environment||4|
|NR 859||Digital Image Processing for Natural Resources 1||4|
|NR 882||Forest Health||4|
|OE/ESCI 871||Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping||4|
|SOC 897||Special Topics (Sociological Methods -Survey Research)||4|
MATH 944 Spatial Statistics may be taken as an elective if not used to fulfill the Data Analysis Core requirement.
Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:
Application fee: $25
New England Regional: No
Accelerated Masters Eligible: No
Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence Form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.
If you attended UNH or Granite State College (GSC) after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester, UNH Non-Degree work and GSC.
If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must upload a copy (PDF) of your transcript in the application form. International transcripts must be translated into English.
If admitted, you must then request an official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:
Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions must be submitted and applicants must disclose any previous academic or disciplinary sanctions that resulted in their temporary or permanent separation from a previous post-secondary institution. If it is found that previous academic or disciplinary separations were not disclosed, applicants may face denial and admitted students may face dismissal from their academic program.
Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.
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Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.