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Saint Louis University Geospatial Institute Introduces New Programs

12-month Master’s Program, GeoHealth Certificate and GEOINT Certificate Lead to In-Demand Careers

Saint Louis University’s Geospatial Institute (GeoSLU) has introduced three new programs including a 12-month master’s program in geospatial science, a GeoHealth Certificate and a Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Certificate. Through these programs and others, GeoSLU is training future experts in this vital industry and addressing critical needs in the local workforce, especially after COVID-19.

A 12-month master’s program in geospatial science is not only unusual, but increasingly valuable as geospatial techniques can be applied in a multitude careers and industries. Students are instructed by some of the world’s best experts, putting them in a position to find success after graduation. The program is available now for enrollment.

The second program offers SLU students the chance to earn a Geospatial Health Certificate, which  advances career opportunities in public health. This certificate brings together training in public health and geospatial science and technology, and applies to real-world health challenges, such as COVID-19. Certificate holders will be uniquely skilled for positions in government, industry and research.

Starting this fall, students at Saint Louis University also have the opportunity to receive a GEOINT Certificate to accompany their degree. SLU is one of only 18 universities to receive the GEOINT Certificate Accreditation which acknowledges the innovative excellence of the GeoSLU programs. Students who graduate with a certificate can pursue internships and employment in the geospatial intelligence community.

“Saint Louis University is uniquely qualified to train the next generation of geospatial scientists and innovators, growing the talent pipeline in St. Louis and beyond,” said Ken Olliff, Vice President for Research and Partnerships at Saint Louis University. “Geospatial intelligence is a field that will continue to grow post COVID-19. These programs help place our students in the industries of the future.”  

About GeoSLU

GeoSLU was created to build distinctive strengths in geospatial research, training, service and innovation at SLU, establishing the University and the broader St. Louis region as a national hub and an internationally recognized center of excellence in multidisciplinary geospatial science and innovation. The institute brings together faculty and students from various disciplines to promote and develop new research ideas and enhance graduate and undergraduate education.