Graduate Program in GIS at University of Maryland Graduate School

Graduate Program in GIS at University of Maryland Graduate School

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UMBC reflects the future of research universities. Young and dynamic, the university is small enough to provide personal attention, yet large enough to provide state-of-the-art facilities and the finest of faculty. With 37 master’s degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs, and 21 graduate certificate programs, UMBC seeks to provide students with an enriched experience drawing upon leading scholars attracted to a campus that prides itself on diversity and multiculturalism.

The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity.

About the Course:

Designed to provide an advanced level of education to early and mid-career professionals working in the region’s geospatial technology industry, UMBC’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program focuses on the information systems and computer aspects of GIS. The two year program provides students with the knowledge, tools and techniques of database management, application development, and analytical assessment to appropriately address GIS requirements and answer spatial questions. Upon completing this program, students will be able to demonstrate technical aspects of GIS. This two year program provides students with the knowledge, tools and techniques of database management, analytical assessments to appropriately address GIS requirements and answer spatial questions.

Degrees Offered: 

  • Master in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): Geographic Information Systems
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies: Geographic Information Systems

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Application Deadline: August 1 and December 1

International Application Deadlines: January 1 and May 1

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Application Requirements and Deadlines

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