Deadlines and Important Dates
Geospatial intelligence program courses are organized in 10-week compressed semesters. The last date for submitting an application for each term is below. Applications submitted after the deadlines below may be considered for admission if space is still available, or may be considered for the following term.
- January 15 to begin the summer term
- May 15 to begin the fall term
- September 15 to begin the spring term
The geospatial intelligence certificate program admissions committee reviews applications based on the criteria below on a continuous basis with notification within two weeks of the completion of your application.
To pursue the certificate in geospatial intelligence analytics you must be admitted by two Penn State organizations:
- Penn State Graduate School
- Penn State Department of Geography
For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee.
You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:
A copy of an official transcript from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Penn State alumni do not need to request transcripts for credits earned at Penn State, but must list Penn State as part of your academic history.
English Proficiency — The language of instruction at Penn State is English. All international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with some exceptions. Minimum test scores and exceptions are found in the English Proficiency section on the Graduate School's "Requirements for Graduate Admission" page.
Résumé — This should include contact information for two references. An electronic version can be uploaded and submitted with your completed application.
Enrollments in the GEOINT Analytics program are limited. The GEOINT Analytics program admissions committee will select incoming classes of no more than 35 students per intake period. The best qualified applicants will be admitted.
Applications that are ranked highly, but not highly enough for immediate admission, may be retained for consideration in a subsequent application pool.
How to Apply
- Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus