Online Geospatial Education at Penn State

In collaboration with the Dutton e-Education Institute and the World Campus, Penn State's Department of Geography has offered instructor-led online education to thousands of geospatial professionals since 1999. We offer over 30 courses covering Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geospatial Intelligence, and Remote Sensing. Our classes cover the core competencies as well as the state-of-the-art in analytical and technological applications.


We offer seven online programs in GIS, Geospatial Intelligence, and Remote Sensing:

·         Master of GIS

·         Certificate in GIS

·         Certificate in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation

·         Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence

·         Master of GIS - Geospatial Intelligence Option

·         Master of GIS - Geodesign Option

·         Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security - Geospatial Intelligence Option


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