Collegiate Accreditation

About the Program

USGIF’s accreditation of collegiate Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Programs, awards colleges and universities the ability to offer students GEOINT certificates accompanying a college degree.

The program matches knowledge and skills, identified by USGIF in its Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK), needed in the professional workforce with the education and training provided to students. The program benefits the students, colleges, universities, industry, government, and the GEOINT Community at large, by ensuring current hiring needs are reflected in cross-disciplinary classroom coursework.

A USGIF GEOINT Certificate proves to hiring organizations that the holder is ready to work in the GEOINT Community on Day 1. Students know that along with their degree the GEOINT certificate ensures they have the skills to start working in the ever-expanding, global GEOINT Community.

See our list of certificate recipients

Take a look at our 16 accredited schools and their offerings below.

Interested in having your geospatial program accredited by USGIF?

Colleges and universities must apply and meet the guidelines and standards in order to have undergraduate and/or graduate programs accredited.

Download the 2018 USGIF Accreditation Guidelines – Policies & Procedures and Standards & Criteria to learn how to accredit your college/university.

If you have questions regarding USGIF accreditation, please contact USGIF Director of Academic Programs Dr. Camelia Kantor.


Fayetteville State University

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George Mason University

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James Madison University

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NOVA Information Management School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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North Carolina Central University

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Northeastern University

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Penn State University

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United States Air Force Academy

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United States Military Academy at West Point

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University of Maryland College Park

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University of Missouri at Columbia

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University of North Carolina Wilmington

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University of South Carolina

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University of Southern California

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University of Texas at Dallas

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University of Utah

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