How to Apply to the
GSAV Certificate Program
Current UIC Students
If you are currently enrolled as a student in UPP, please complete the Intent to Complete GSAV Certificate form on the UPP Forms webpage.
If you are currently enrolled as a UIC student in another department or college, please contact Ann Barnds for information about enrolling in the GSAV Certificate program.
Important Information for International Students
International students may not apply to this program because it is
considered non-degree study; non-degree study on a student visa is not
Important Information for MUPP and PhD applicants
Applicants for the MUPP and PhD programs who wish to enroll in the GSAV certificate program should briefly indicate their intention in the personal statement required as part of the application process.
Important Information for Non-Degree Applicants
Non-degree applicants to the GSAV Campus Certificate program should reference this page on the Office of Admissions and Records website. Please note that online applications are not available until July 13; however applicants should prepare and/or request all other required materials to be delivered to UPP as soon as possible.
Non-degree applicants for the Certificate Program in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization must submit the following information and documentation to the Department of Urban Planning and Policy:
- An official copy of the baccalaureate transcript indicating the earned degree(s). International academic documents that are evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service that holds membership in the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) are also acceptable. A grade point average of 3.0 (A=4.0) in the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree is required.
- A copy of TOEFL scores taken within the last 2 years (applies to international students only who have not attended a US institution of higher learning for at least 2 years). A minimum TOEFL score of 585 (paper-based), 239 (computer-based), or 93 (internet-based total, with minimum subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21).
- A personal statement: a concise typed statement of the student’s reason for seeking the GSAV Campus Certificate, particularly how the campus certificate relates to their career and possible educational goals.
- Current resume or curriculum vitae.
- GRE or GMAT scores, recommended but not required.
Program Code for GSAV
Geospatial Analysis and Visualization Campus Certificate
Program code: 20FS5209NDEG (NDEG:Geospat Anlys (Cert) -UIC)
Major: 9994 (Campus Certificate Program)
Concentration: 5209 (Geospatial Analysis & Visual)
DO NOT send any of these materials to the UIC Graduate College or the Office of Admissions and Records. These materials should be sent to:
UPP Office of Admissions (MC 348)
University of Illinois at Chicago
412 S. Peoria Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7064
Conditions for Non-Degree Students
- The core courses and core concentration courses in the MUPP and/or Ph.D programs are not available to non-degree students.
- Non-degree students admitted as degree candidates may, by petition, transfer graduate level courses taken as non-degree students in which grades of A or B were earned. The number of transferable hours taken as a non-degree student is up to 12 semester hours for MUPP degree students and 8 hours for Ph.D. degree students.
- Matriculation into our graduate program as a non-degree student does not mean you will be admitted into our degree programs. You must apply for regular admission to the MUPP or Ph.D. degree programs. Our admissions committee will review your application and make a recommendation regarding admittance based on your statement of interest, research agenda (if a PhD applicant) or career goals (if a MUPP applicant), writing sample, letters of reference, and academic qualifications.
For additional information please contact:
Admissions and Records Officer