Expand your skills and enhance your credentials with one of two certificates in geospatial intelligence. The course content for these programs focuses on both technical skills and the analytical knowledge you need to apply those skills in the real world. These programs are ideal if you will be applying your analytic skills in national security, disaster response, environmental resource preservation, or industrial settings. You can learn to combine spatial thinking, information literacy, and geospatial technology skills with knowledge of cultural and political geography and a commitment to ethical practice. You can also enhance your ability to use spatial tools and data to solve analytic problems and then communicate this analysis in the context of issues of concern to your employer. Once you have successfully completed one of the certificate programs in geospatial intelligence you will also receive a certificate from the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.
The GEOINT option within the intercollege Master of Professional Studies (iMPS) in Homeland Security program is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of the analyst to produce accurate intelligence to help save lives, improve government, and assist businesses. Students taking this option can also complete a certificate in geospatial intelligence. Students with little or no experience in geography, geographic information systems, and remote sensing may need to utilize electives to prepare for the advanced courses.
This option is designed for current or aspiring practitioners in government agencies, businesses, and non-governmental organizations that rely on insights produced through skillful, knowledgeable, and conscientious analysis of diverse geo-referenced data to plan for emergencies, to coordinate responses to natural and human induced disasters, to enforce the law, and to plan and conduct military operations.
Required Geospatial Intelligence Option Courses
GEOG 571 Intelligence Analysis, Cultural Geography, and Homeland Security 3
GEOG 882 Geographic Foundations of Geospatial Intelligence 3
GEOG 883 Remote Sensing Image Analysis and Applications 3
GEOG 884 Geographic Information Systems for the Geospatial Intelligence Professional 3
GEOG 885 Advanced Analytic Methods in Geospatial Intelligence 3
The geospatial intelligence industry is a fast-growing field. Many professionals find it critical to continue to develop their geospatial skills to enhance marketability and stengthen job security. Our program offers many online classes to help you fulfill your continuing professional development requirements.