Admissions: Master's Degree
The application deadline for Fall 2019 is
Fall 2019 Classes Start: August 28, 2019 Admissions Requirements
B.A. or B.S. in Geography, Computer Science or Information Systems or a bachelor’s degree in a related field with GIS-related work experience.
Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems.
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Students with a GPA less than 3.0 may be admitted to the MPS program provisionally or to the Graduate Certificate program.)
GRE is not required.
International applicants should refer to the
International Admission Page for special admission information. Application Process
Applications for the Master's program are accepted for the Fall and Spring semesters. To apply, complete a Degree-Seeking UMBC Graduate School Application and use program name: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MPS)
Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Academic Goals and Research Interests” section
Insert names of three references into “References” section
Experience Form as an attachment in “Additional Admissions Documents” section Complete residency information to be reviewed for in-state tuition rates
Request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to be sent to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or emailed to
Your application should include the following documents:
(Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.)
Completed application including residency form (residency form determines in-state tuition eligibility)
Two letters of recommendation (if you choose to forego the online option, please see the paper form
here) Statement of academic goals
Experience Form Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
Non-refundable application fee ($50 online)
All application documents should be mailed to:
UMBC Graduate School, MPS: Geographic Information Systems
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
If you require further assistance, please contact
Rickeysha Jones or call 301-738-6285.
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