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Admissions: International Students

The following information is provided for international applicants interested in applying to the Masters of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Systems. International applicants should read the information provided carefully prior to applying.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall semesters is August 1 and for Spring semesters is December 1.

Admission Requirements:

All students need to meet the following minimum requirements:

Application Process

All international applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow sufficient time to receive all the necessary documents and to process and assess the application.

International applications are accepted for the fall and spring semester. We encourage all international applicants to send in their documents at least six months prior to the start of the semester applying to. To apply, complete a Degree-Seeking UMBC Graduate School Application and use program name: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MPS)

All documents should be mailed to:

UMBC Graduate School, M.P.S. Geographic Information Systems
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 U.S.A.

Your application packet should include the following documents:

Obtaining Immigration Documents

If you intend to apply for an F-1 visa and require an I-20 from UMBC, please include the following additional documents with your application.

Send these documents after receipt admission acceptance. Note: I-20 is processed after formal acceptance into the program.

All immigration related questions should be addressed to International Education Services by phone at (410) 455-2624 or by e-mail,

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