The Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) at the University of Maryland College Park is pleased to announce the launch of a Masters 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 geospatial intelligence industry, especially for Maryland and the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. These programs are dedicated to providing training at a graduate level in applied problem-sets in GIS and remote sensing, big and growing datasets, 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 other elective courses from a list of choices.
The GCPS GEOINT program entails 12 credits based on four courses (two core and two elective courses). The credits earned from a GCPS GEOINT can be transferred towards the MPS GEOINT.
The programs may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and may be taken fully online or on-site. Courses are offered during evenings and are scheduled in 12-week quarter terms.
We are now accepting applications for admission in Fall 2017 (Application deadline: June 15, 2017) and Spring 2018. Full details regarding the programs are available at http://ter.ps/geoint or contact Dr. Ruibo Han at email@example.com. Students with no prior GIS experience are welcome to apply. We are happy to discuss admission requirement on an individual basis.
Come join us at our Information Session at 12 PM on May 9th, 2017 where we will introduce the GEOINT programs and address all your questions. The event will be hosted in the CGIS Seminar Room at 1124A LeFrak Hall, and all are welcome to attend the info session. Ice cream will be served.