Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

The USC online Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT certificate) provides state-of-the-art education and training in the scientific concepts, analytical methods and key core geospatial technologies used to address issues of human security worldwide, including natural disasters, humanitarian crises, environmental risks, military operations, terrorist attacks, genocide, political violence, public health issues and food/resource accessibility challenges.

In 16 graduate units, you can gain the knowledge and practical skills to inform effective decision making related to “TCPED”: the tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination of human security risk geospatial data.

As a full-time student, you can complete this certificate in two semesters.  This program operates continually throughout the year in fall, spring, and summer semesters.  All USC GEOINT graduate certificate units apply towards the USC online M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) degree, making the GEOINT certificate a viable “stepping stone” towards a USC GIST master’s degree.

Career Options

This graduate certificate is for anyone who desires to work in or who already is working in GEOINT fields, such as disaster response, environmental change, business or national security.  This certificate is especially relevant to individuals in:

This certificate also is relevant for those who use or need to know:

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