Acting Associate Dean
Lim, Eunjung, Full Member
Ma, Jianguo, Full Member
Zhou, Naijun, Full Member
Resop, Jonathan, Full Member
Geospatial Information Sciences (MPGS)
Program Title and Classification
Geospatial Information Sciences
Graduate Degree Program
College: Behavioral and Social Sciences
The Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Information Sciences Program is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date education on geospatial technology, theory and applications. The courses cover spatial analysis, statistics, programming, databases, modeling, remote sensing, Internet GIS, Mobile GIS, and Open Source GIS. Both MPS degree (31 Credits) and Graduate Certificate (12 Credits) in GIS are offered.
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (2)
- Supplementary Application
The Graduate School requires all admitted graduate students to have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in another country. A GPA of 3.0 is normally required for admission into this program. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis.
Applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations.
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
|Type of Applicant||Fall||Spring|
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
|26 July||16 Feb|
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.geog.umd.edu/gis
Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)
|Total Credits||Core Requirements|
Non-thesis only (project required): 31 credits total
*Curriculum for students entering Fall 2017 or later:
Complete the following courses:
GEOG 651: Spatial Statistics (3 credits)
GEOG 652: Digital Image Processing and Analysis (3 credits)
GEOG 653: Spatial Analysis (3 credits)
GEOG 656: Programming and Scripting for GIS (3 credits)
GEOG 677: Internet GIS (3 credits)
GEOG 657: Web Programming (3 credits)
GEOG 795: Professional Practice Seminar (1 credit)
GEOG 797: Professional Project (3 credits)
Select three of the following courses:
GEOG 654: GIS and Spatial Modeling (3 credits)
GEOG 655: Spatial Database System (3 credits)
GEOG 650: Mobile GIS (3 credits)
GEOG 796: GIS Project Management (3 credits)
GEOG 660: Advanced Remote Sensing Using Lidar (3 credits)
GEOG 670: Open Source GIS (3 credits)
Students choosing the Master of Professional Studies degree track need to complete 31 credit hours of approved coursework with an average grade of B.
Facilities and Special Resources
All registered students have full access to the facilities and resources (e.g. libraries, gym, computer labs) on campus just like any other traditional student. Students also have full access to the resources (e.g. computer labs, software applications, seminars, etc) in the Geographical Sciences Department as regular graduate students. The program has a dedicated lab for its students as well where they can study or take lectures in a real environment if they want to.
There are no fellowships available in this program. However, there are potential Teaching Assistantships available depending on the student’s qualification.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-3861
Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Ma, Program Director
University of MarylandDepartment of Geographical Sciences1133 LeFrak Hall
Kristen Bergery, Senior Faculty Specialist
2119 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland
College Park MD, 20740
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