Geographic Information Systems Certificate

About the GIS Certificate at Loyola

Geographic information systems (GIS) use sophisticated software and tools to capture, store, analyze, manage, and present geospatial data.

Offered through Loyola's School of Environmental Sustainability (SES), the GIS certificate provides essential training in contemporary geographic mapping technology needed to solve complex geospatial problems in environmental sciences, urban planning, social sciences, public health, business, agriculture, and engineering.

Program Structure

The graduate certificate is offered on-campus and can be completed within a single academic year through weekly evening courses.

Classes are held at Loyola's Lake Shore Campus on Chicago's North Side, just a train ride from downtown and Loyola's Water Tower Campus.

Why Choose Loyola for a Geographic Information Systems Certificate?

Loyola's School of Environmental Sustainability is committed to developing solutions to crucial environmental and ecological challenges, promoting environmental justice, and developing leaders in ethical sustainability. SES certificate programs provide practical skills for professionals who want to improve or add environmental sustainability credentials to advance their careers or enter new professional fields.

Acquire in-demand skills for your resume

The problem-solving, spatial thinking, and technical skills leveraged through the use of GIS technology are in high demand across fields and industries, from government to nonprofit organizations, business, education, and the military.

Evening classes allow you to conveniently fit your certificate studies into your schedule.

If you are interested in earning a graduate degree, you can apply the GIS certificate credits toward completing the SES master’s degree program in environmental science and sustainability.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Environmental Sustainability faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Geographic Information Systems Certificate program.

Faculty and Staff