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Applications for the 2018-19 cohort are due by August 1, 2018.

You must complete the University Graduate Admission and Department (Program) Admission procedures to apply for this program. Admission for the Spring term is not accepted as the program spans two consecutive semesters. 

University Graduate Admission

2018-19 Cohort Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

All graduate and postbaccalaureate applicants must file a complete graduate application on Cal State Apply. A $55 application fee is required. 

Early application is highly encouraged as space in the program is limited. To expedite the application, please email the Program Coordinator (Dr. Luke Wang, zwang@csufresno.edu) prior to applying online and notify him of your intent to enroll.

The University has individual application requirements administered by the Division of Graduate Studies. They require specific admission items, such as the submission of the Cal State Apply application and fee, official transcripts, and graduate level test scores (not required for this program).

International Students (and some applicants with foreign documents) must also submit formal TOEFL scores. Specific admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies may be found on their website.

NOTE: The $55 application fee is non-refundable, even if you apply to the University after the admission deadline.

APPLY TO FRESNO STATE (VIA CAL STATE APPLY)

Select the "Geographic Information Systems Certificate" under Fresno State graduate programs in Cal State Apply (pictured below). The program is fully online, even though it is listed as "face-to-face." 

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Domestic applicants (U.S. and territories) may contact the Graduate Admission Office at 559.278.4073, for more information. All application support materials such as transcripts should be sent directly to their office as soon as possible to this address:

Graduate Admission Office
5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA 57
Fresno, CA  93740-8026

International applicants may contact the International Admission Office at 559.278.2409, for more information. All application support materials such as transcripts should be sent directly to their office as soon as possible to this address:

International Admission Office
5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA 56
Fresno, CA  93740-8026

You can also receive more detailed information by visiting the International Student Services and Programs website.

Department (Program) Admission

2018-19 Cohort Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

The department application includes additional application materials that supplement your Cal State Apply application. These must be emailed to the Program Coordinator, Dr. Wang, by the application deadline.

Please include the following additional application materials:

  • A statement of purpose outlining your reasons for attending the GIS Certificate of Advanced Study program (if you did not submit one through Cal State Apply).
  • One letter of recommendation from an individual who can attest to your preparation for advanced study (this letter may be included in the application sent by you, or may be sent separately by your evaluator); Download the recommendation form in Word or Adobe PDF format.
  • International students must also submit an unofficial copy of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores.  Our international students must score a minimum 80 composite TOEFL or a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.

Please email the above materials to:

Dr. Zhi (Luke) Wang, GIS Program Coordinator
California State University, Fresno
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Contact Dr. Wang

NOTE: Your email's subject line must start with "GIS-Advanced-YourLastName-FirstName." Otherwise, it will not be processed by the program coordinator.

How Will I Be Notified?

You will be notified by the Division of Graduate Studies regarding both the University and Department application decisions.