GIS Online

Welcome to GIS Online at UWF

Accredited, quality online Geographic Information Science education for novice and professional students. We strive to meet the growing demands of industry by offering our students access to the latest geospatial technology, experienced instructors, and relevant spatial applications. Choose your path and apply today!


GIS Certificate

24 credit hour, one year program offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level with traditional and archaeology track options.

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GIS Master's Degree

36 credit hour, 2 year, Public Administration Master's with a GIS specialization. Designed to prepare students for leadership roles.

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GIS Training Academy

Collection of fully online, 6 week training courses designed to increase your ArcGIS software skills in a short period of time.

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Program Spotlight - Introduction to GIS MOOC

GIS Online launched UWF's first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on May 18th, 2015. Student participation has far exceeded expectations! We currently have 3200 people enrolled and have awarded 1132 learning badges. There is still plenty of time to enroll in the course. You can choose to explore the content, take quizzes to earn learning badges or complete lab assignments to earn Continuing Education Units. Enroll in this unique and valuable opportunity today!


Why Choose UWF GIS?

UWF has been providing a mix of hands-on software training with conceptual instruction from highly qualified GIS professionals since 2006. UWF is the first and only GIS certificate program currently employing remote desktop technology to give students full access to GIS software from any computer, at any time.

  1. We are affordable: We offer courses at a lower per-credit-hour rate than other institutions while continuing to offer out-of-state tuition waivers.
  2. We are convenient: Attend courses 100% online, on your own time, 24/7. Students access industry standard GIS software on a one of a kind remote desktop for GIS - (high-speed internet access required).
  3. We are accredited: Experience up-to-date, quality GIS course content taught by qualified instructors. Learn more about the Quality Matters Program
  4. We are in demand: People knowledgeable in GIS can expect to be increasingly in-demand in a variety of fields including energy, public health, urban planning, civil engineering, environmental science, archaeology and landscape architecture.
  5. We are relevant: We immerse students in the GIS environment using real-world applications to teach GIS fundamentals.
  6. We are committed: We prepare our students for post-certificate success in the GIS world through successful internships and real-world applications. Online GIS alumni have found jobs in both the private and government sector.
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