Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)

The Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) and the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park, are pleased to announce the launch of a Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (“MPS GEOINT” and “GCPS GEOINT” respectively) to address the immediate and growing need to train a workforce for the rapidly expanding local geospatial intelligence industry, especially for Maryland and the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The CGIS will provide a central hub for research in geospatial information science and will be instrumental in revitalizing instruction in our GIS major with the most advanced research. MPS GEOINT and GCPS GEOINT programs are dedicated to providing workforce-focused training at the graduate level in ways that can nimbly respond to developments in what is often a rapidly shifting landscape of spatial applications, analysis schemes, big and growing data-sets, and software platforms that characterize today’s geospatial intelligence.

The MPS GEOINT program encompasses a 30-credit (10 units of 3-credit courses) course structure comprising five core courses and a selection of five courses among electives.

The GCPS GEOINT program entails 12 credits from four courses (two core and two elective courses). The credits earned from a GCPS GEOINT can be transferred towards the MPS GEOINT.

Courses offered in GEOINT programs are also available for non-degree seekers. For more information on how to register as non-degree seeking students, please visit non-degree-admissions. Non-degree seeking students may transfer up to 9 credits to an MPS or Graduate Certificate program.

We are accepting applications for the entry in the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2018.

For more details or inquiries, please contact Dr. Ruibo Han at