Remote Sensing and Image Processing Graduate Certificate
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This certificate program focuses on the skills needed to take advantage of the enormous increase in the availability and use of remotely sensed data related to the Earth. Ideal candidates for this certificate are those who have a background in Earth and environmental sciences and are working in or planning enter into the field of remote sensing, Earth observing, or image processing.
This certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.
Mission and Objectives
The primary mission of the graduate certificate in Remote Sensing and Earth Image Processing is to equip students to meet the needs of society by working in the rapidly developing remote sensing industry. With this certificate, we provide advanced and up-to-date training for students currently working in this field who would like to enhance their skills in this area and acquire the latest knowledge in remote sensing technology. Some of the potential students may be those who would like to enter this field of work, and may have some prior training, but do not yet have an in-depth educational background, training and skills. Therefore, this certificate may help to re-train the workforce to meet the new challenges in the area of Remote Sensing/Earth Observing.
University-wide admissions policies can be found in the Graduate Admissions Policies section of this catalog.
To apply for this program, please complete the George Mason University Admissions Application.
Applicants for this certificate should hold a BA or BS in a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
For policies governing all graduate programs, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.
Total credits: 15
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
Refer to the Admissions & Policies for policies specific to this program.
|Select 6 credits from the following:||6|
|Earth Science Data and Advanced Data Analysis||3|
|Physical Principles of Remote Sensing||3|
|Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing||3|
|Hyperspectral Imaging Applications||3|
Please see the GMU Catalog Entry for the Certificate in Remote Sensing and Image Processing for other program details. Students admitted in previous years may have different degree requirements, listed in the archived catalogs (See below).
Differential Tuition Rate
This graduate certificate will charge students at a differential (premium) tuition rate, with an additional $100 per credit hour added to the standard GMU graduate tuition for students who enroll in this certificate program (regardless of in-state or out-of-state status). The differential tuition will be used to support continuing improvements in the computational facilities described below, which will be used to support the certificate students.