Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence

The Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (MPS GEOINT) program provides workforce-focused technical training that gives graduates the skills and expertise to lead new initiatives in the rapidly shifting landscape of GEOINT applications, data collection systems, analytic methods, and mission support. 

The MPS GEOINT program encompasses a 30-credit (10 units of 3-credit courses) course structure comprised of five core courses and five elective courses that can be taken on a flexible schedule. The MPS GEOINT degree can be completed in as little as 15 months for full-time registrants.

The CGIS also offers a Graduate (Post-Baccalaureate) Certificate in Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (GCPS GEOINT) that is based on 12 credits or four courses. The credits earned from a GCPS GEOINT can be transferred towards the MPS GEOINT.

Either program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and may be taken online or on-site. Courses are offered during evenings and are scheduled in 12-week quarter terms.

Courses offered in GEOINT programs are also available for non-degree seeking students. For more information on how to register as non-degree seeking students, please visit non-degree-admissions. Non-degree seeking students may transfer a maximum of nine (9) credits to an MPS or Graduate Certificate program, contingent on admission to the degree or certificate program and on the approval of the faculty in the program.

The application deadline for admission in Spring 2019 is February 15, 2019
MPS GEOINT is currently accepting international applications for Fall 2019, and the deadline for international applications is March 15, 2019.

For more details or inquiries, please contact our Director of Programs Dr. Ruibo Han at


Please stay tuned to our twitter account (@GISUMD) and website for online and on-site information sessions for our GEOINT programs. The most recent information session was held on Nov 20th.

UMD MPS GEOINT Online Information Session
Monday, November 20, 2017
7:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)


Play recording (38 min 45 sec)

Geospatial applications details for spring and fall