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Admission Requirements

Who Should Apply Heading link

Individuals who wish to enhance their GIS skills and influence public and environmental health decisions will benefit from this certificate program, including:

  • Persons currently working in public health departments who do not have a GIS background or who want to become familiar with advanced visualization techniques (e.g., epidemiologists, biostatisticians, etc.)
  • Those who seek to transition to a career in the public health field
  • Professionals employed by local, state, and federal agencies
  • Individuals pursuing a shorter and targeted study of public and environmental health GIS
  • Social scientists who want to learn GIS skills and apply these visualization techniques to social vulnerability and health disparities issues

Admission Deadlines Heading link

Upcoming admission deadlines and requirements for domestic and international applicants:
Term Date
Fall Term July 15th
Spring Term November 15th
Summer Term April 15th

Admission Requirements Heading link

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; there are no restrictions on the baccalaureate field
  • Undergraduate GPA: Minimum of 2.75/4.00 for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate study
  • Postbaccalaureate/graduate GPA: Minimum of 3.00/4.00 combined

English Proficiency Requirements Scores for International Applicants

Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the exam of International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson’s PTE Academic within two years prior to application. Additional information is available on the Office of Admissions International Requirements web page.

How To Apply