US: The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has recently announced the online graduate certificate in geospatial intelligence from the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) at the University of Southern California (USC) as the 12th collegiate programme to receive USGIF accreditation.
SSI launched in 2010 and now offers students a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in geodesign, geospatial intelligence, geospatial leadership, geohealth, spatial studies, and geographic information science and technology. “We’re well-situated to present a cutting edge and vibrant set of academic programmes and research to achieve measurable success. Everything we do at SSI is interdisciplinary and we are dedicated to helping students look outward for opportunities, especially in geospatial intelligence,” said Dr. John Wilson, SSI director as well as a professor at the institute.
Students completing the SSI’s online graduate certificate in geospatial intelligence are also eligible to receive a USGIF GEOINT certificate. Students who graduate from USGIF-accredited programmes receive—along with their accompanying college degree or certificate—USGIF’s GEOINT certificate, which helps ensure the GEOINT Community has a robust workforce. To date, more than 470 students have graduated with USGIF GEOINT certificates from accredited schools across the United States, and several more university programmes are in the pipeline.
“USC’s SSI is particularly well regarded for expertise in GIScience and spatial analysis. This new online geospatial intelligence programme provides another excellent option for current and aspiring GEOINT analysts working to advance their professional capabilities,” said Dr. Maxwell Baber, USGIF’s Director of academic programmes.