Online GIS Certificate

Online GIS Certificate

In response to the ever-increasing changes in the GIS business world, the University of Redlands now offers an online GIS graduate certificate program starting in fall 2020. This program is designed to provide working professionals with a basic understanding of GIS and to teach them how to manage a spatial database, extract useful information from remotely sensed data, use Python to extend their GIS, and develop a web GIS application. For more information, please check this BullDog Blog.  

Program Highlights

  • Self-paced online program
  • Classes designed and taught by full-time faculty and experienced adjunct faculty from Esri
  • Access extensive Esri online resources
  • Earn graduate-level credits applicable toward a master of science in GIS or a master of GIS
  • Expand your professional network

Program Structure

Online or on the Redlands Campus






week program


week courses


cost per credit

Required Course

  • GIS 610 Fundamentals of Geographic Information, Techniques & Applications (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose 3 from the following)

  • GIS 663 Remote Sensing and Image Analysis (4 credits)
  • GIS 667 Programming for GIS with Python (2 credits)
  • GIS 669 GIS for the Web (2 credits)
  • GIS 662 Geographic Database Management Systems (to be offered in Spring 2023)

How to Apply

Fill in the Online Application Form. The online application requires the following materials:

  • A complete resume
  • Official transcripts 
  • IERF evaluation of transcripts if the transcripts are provided by schools outsides the US

You are welcome to send the optional application materials, such as letters of recommendation and a personal statement to

Computer System Requirements

The students will download and install ArcGIS Pro to their own computer/laptop using the Redlands account. To run the software, please check the system requirements HERE.