The applicants have various background and preparation when accepted into the program. To get admission, the applicants are not required to have any GIS, remote sensing, and statistics background. However, before they can start the program, they have to meet the prerequisites. For students applying for Graduate Certificate track, only GIS and statistics are required as prerequisites. For students applying for the Master degree track, they must have GIS, remote sensing and statistics background. These prerequisite courses (GEOG506, GEOG579, and GEOG579B) are offered online by the MPS GIS program during the summer proceeding the fall term when the program starts. You can either take these prerequisite courses here in the University of Maryland or the equivalent courses in other institutions. The prerequisite courses do not count toward the degree.
* You are encouraged to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions on the application deadline. The actual deadlines may vary depending on the applicant's background.
Note: Some courses also have a $40 lab fee.