Graduate Certificate in Spatial Data Science

Meet the growing demand for spatial data science experts. Build expertise in spatial data science, GIS analytics and geospatial data visualization, 100% online and in two semesters. As a leading education provider in this space, Purdue University prepares you to seize emerging opportunities in data science for agriculture, land-use management and big data applications across industries.

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The graduate certificate in Spatial Data Science provides students with vital skills in data science and helps them master the technologies they’ll use in the field. They will learn core concepts of geographic information systems (GIS), spatial data science, along with foundational skills in scripting languages, databases, and data visualization, and analysis.

By the end of the program, students will be able to collect, analyze, interpret, and combine geospatial data to make informed decisions.

in agriculture / Biological Engineering Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).
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Program Specifics

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The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Data Science combines technical skills in data science with in-depth coverage of issues related to natural resource management, including remote sensing, threats to biodiversity, field observation, and other skills that agricultural and resource management professionals need to be effective in the field.

  • Geographic Information System Application
  • Advanced Spatial Ecology and GIS
  • Environmental Informatics
  • Remote Sensing of Land Resources

$750 per credit hour (In-State Residents)
$775 per credit hour (Out-of-State Residents)

$9,000 program total (In-State Residents)
$9,300 program total (Out-of-State Residents)

12 Credit Hour Total

Career Outcomes

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Top Job Titles

  • Program Managers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Solutions Architects

Top Industries

  • Employment Placement Agencies
  • Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
  • Engineering Services

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