GIS Management
Holloway Hall

MSGISM Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems Management requires that the Application for Graduate Program Admission, application fee, transcripts from all colleges attended, and Residency/Domicile Information form (if applying for in-state tuition as a Maryland resident) be submitted to the Office of Admissions.  When the application and required transcripts arrive in the Office of Admissions, the application files will be sent to the MSGISM program coordinator for admission consideration.  Applicants must also submit an application to the MSGISM program with the following requirements:

1.   An official transcript as evidence of completion of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

2.   Successful completion of undergraduate coursework in mathematics (college-level algebra or above) and elementary statistics

3.   A professional resume showing

a.    At least two years of management or technical experience working in a professional capacity in business, government or non-government organizations

b.    Knowledge of and recent (within the last three years) professional experience using GIS software, demonstrated by

i.    At least one year or more of professional GIS experience or

ii.   At least two semesters of geographic information science courses or

iii.   Some combination of professional GIS experience and formal coursework

4.   Three academic and/or professional recommendations addressing the applicant’s qualifications to do graduate work

5    A personal statement of about 500 words that describes the applicant’s goals related to the pursuit of this graduate program of study and to his/her overall career.

6    Fulfillment of the University requirements for international students as outlined in this catalog.

Applicants who do not meet all of the above requirements may be provisionally admitted