Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence

The Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) at the University of Maryland is pleased to present the Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (MPS GEOINT). The 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 CIGS is also offering a Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (GCPS GEOINT) that entails 12 credits based on 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 fully online or on-site (The Capstone course does require every MPS student to travel to campus to present project results). Courses are offered during evenings and are scheduled in 12-week quarter terms.

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.

The application deadline for admission in Spring 2018 is February 16. We are also accepting applications for Fall 2018 (Deadline: July 26, 2018)

Please note that we are currently unable to accept international applications.

For more details or inquiries, please contact 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)


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