Courses are offered in four 12-week terms per year. We use the term system instead of the semester system because most students in the program work full-time and can concentrate and learn much better if taking only 1 or 2 classes at a time.

The MPS schedule for the current academic year (2018 to 2019) is as follows:

Calendar 2018-2019 Dates
Fall 2018 August 27, 2018 (Monday) – November 16, 2018 (12 weeks)
Labor Day Holiday September 3, 2018 (Monday)
Winter 2019 Registration October 24, 2018
Winter 2019 November 26, 2018 (Monday) – December 21, 2018 (4 weeks)
Winter Break December 25, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (1 week)
Winter 2019 (continued) January 2, 2019 (Wednesday) – February 15, 2019 (7 weeks)
Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday January 21, 2019 (Monday)
Spring 2019 Registration November 2, 2018
Spring 2019 February 25, 2019 (Monday) – March 15, 2019 (3 weeks)
Spring Break March 17, 2019 – March 24, 2019 (1 week)
Spring 2019 (continued) March 25, 2019 (Monday) – May 17, 2019 (8 weeks)
Commencement May 23, 2019 – May 25, 2019
Summer 2019 Registration February 28, 2019
Summer 2019 May 28, 2019 (Tuesday) – August 16, 2019 (12 weeks)
Independence Day Holiday July 4, 2019 (Thursday)
Fall 2019 Registration March 29, 2019

Note: Students have until the first day of classes to register without penalty after which students will be subject to the office of registrar non-standard course refund policy found on the resources page: http://registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/non-standard.htm.

The following courses adhere to the new 12-week calendar:

Fall 2017

  1. Geog653 (Spatial Analysis): Mondays (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 08/28/17-11/17/17
  2. Geog652 (Digital Image Processing and Analysis): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 6:30-9pm, 08/28/17-11/17/17
  3. Geog650 (Mobile GIS): Mondays (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 08/28/17-11/17/17
  4. Geog654 (GIS and Spatial Modeling): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 08/28/17-11/17/17
  5. Geog797 (Capstone-Professional Project): Mondays (Lecture), 5:30-8pm, 08/28/17-11/17/17

Winter 2018

  1. Geog651 (Spatial Statistics): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 11/27/17-02/16/18
  2. Geog656 (Programming and Scripting for GIS): Mondays (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 11/27/17-02/16/18
  3. Geog660 (Advanced Remote Sensing Using Lidar: Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 11/27/17-02/16/18
  4. Geog677 (Internet GIS): Monday (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 11/27/17-02/16/18

Spring 2018

  1. Geog653 (Spatial Analysis): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 02/26/18-05/18/18
  2. Geog655 (Spatial Database Systems): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 6:30-9pm, 02/26/18-05/18/18
  3. Geog657 (Web Programming): Mondays (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 02/26/18-05/18/18
  4. Geog797 (Capstone-Professional Project): Mondays (Lecture), 5:30-8pm, 02/26/18-05/18/18

Summer 2018

  1. GEOG579C (Introduction to Computer Programming): Mondays (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm (2 Credits), 06/04/18-07/14/18
  2. GEOG651 (Spatial Statistics): Mondays (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 05/29/18-08/17/18
  3. GEOG656 (Programming and Scripting for GIS): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 05/29/18-08/17/18
  4. GEOG795 (Professional Seminars): Friday (Lecture ONLINE), 5:30-8pm (1 Credit), Dates: 05/29/18-8/17/18
  5. GEOG796 (GIS Project Management): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 05/29/18-08/17/18
  6. GEOG670 (Open Source GIS): Wednesdays (Lecture), 5:30pm-8:30pm (Lab) Thursday, Web Online, 05/29/18-08/17/18

Fall 2018

  1. Geog653 (Spatial Analysis): Mondays (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 08/27/18-11/16/18
  2. Geog652 (Digital Image Processing and Analysis): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 6:30-9pm, 08/27/17-11/16/18
  3. Geog650 (Mobile GIS): Mondays (Lecture), Tuesdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 08/27/18-11/16/18
  4. Geog654 (GIS and Spatial Modeling): Wednesdays (Lecture), Thursdays (Lab), 5:30-8pm, 08/27/18-11/16/18
  5. Geog797 (Capstone-Professional Project): Mondays (Lecture), 5:30-8pm, 08/27/18-11/16/18
Lidar Remote Sensing map
GEOG660: Lidar Remote Sensing