onGEO Fall Courses

August 16, 2023 - onGEO

Undergraduate (for University credit) Courses offered this Fall 2023

We offer a variety of Undergraduate and Graduate courses this fall semester. Enrollment is open.

Fall Semester (28 August September to 15 December 2023)

In addition, onGEO’s undergraduate courses can be taken through the Lifelong Education program at Michigan State University and are eligible for continuing education clock-hour credits (with approval).

Ready to enroll? Enrolling in a credit course is easy whether you are a current MSU student or not. Let's get you started.


Professional Courses offered this Fall 2023

We offer two 7-week long sessions of Professional Certificate Courses over the fall semester. Registration is open.

523 Session (28 August to 13 October 2023)

623 Session (23 October to 15 December 2023)

These 7-week professional development courses can be taken individually or in combination (4) to earn a Professional GIS Certificate. This certificate aims to advance the skill set of professionals currently working in fields that use geospatial technologies. It is also an excellent opportunity for all professionals and others looking to revamp their current career, earn continuing-education or teaching credits, or simply further their education.

The certificate consists of four fully online courses: Introduction to Geospatial Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Cartography with topics ranging from map design to ethics of geographic information, and much more. In addition to content-based modules, each course features a series of online labs designed to give students hands-on experience using geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies and improve technical competency.

Would you like to earn a Professional GIS Certificate and also earn credits? You can do that, too. Just register for the undergraduate versions of our professional courses: GEO 221v, GEO 221LABv, GEO 324v, GEO 325v, and GEO 326v. Check out the MSU Schedule of Courses to see when these courses are offered.

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onGEO is a working group of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State that develops and administers the Department’s online course offerings. To find out more, visit

Yi Shi, onGEO @Michigan State University