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Geographic Information Systems

Program Description

Designed to provide an advanced level of education to early and mid-career professionals working in the region’s geospatial technology industry, UMBC’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program focuses on the information systems and computer aspects of GIS. The two year program provides students with the knowledge, tools and techniques of database management, application development, and analytical assessment to appropriately address GIS requirements and answer spatial questions. Upon completing this program, students will be able to demonstrate technical aspects of GIS. This two year program provides students with the knowledge, tools and techniques of database management, analytical assessments to appropriately address GIS requirements and answer spatial questions.

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Degrees Offered:

M.P.S.
Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies: Geographic Information Systems

Tracks/Concentrations:  None

Department:  Geography

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

B.S. in Geography, Computer Science, or Information Systems OR possess working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems. Additional materials required: CV.

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  301-738-6285 (Shady Grove)

Graduate Program Director:

Erwin Villiger, 301-738-6087, villiger@umbc.edu

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Rickeysha Jones, 301-738-6285, rcjones@umbc.edu

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