M.Sc. Online

Geospatial Intelligence

Johns Hopkins University

16 months
4361 USD/module
4361 USD/module
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Geospatial Intelligence allows us to understand a particular environment—anywhere on Earth—without setting foot there. Analysis of data from satellites and sensors informs and shapes important decisions in the government, private, and non-profit sectors. The program is offered by Johns Hopkins University.


Imagery intelligence. Elevation data. Vector and infrared maps. Geospatial intelligence specialists use a range of tools and resources to identify and assess information about a physical location, its features, and any related human activity. This information allows leaders to make critical decisions.

Geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, influences policy, military, diplomatic, environmental, and disaster recovery operations at every level of government. With roots in the armed forces, GEOINT today benefits many commercial and nonprofit organizations: agriculture, energy, automotive, real estate, travel, meteorological, and first-responders, to name a few.

With the power of geospatial intelligence to see what others cannot, careers in the field are rising in demand.

Prepare for an In-Demand Field

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, several intelligence- and security- and mapping-related positions will grow significantly faster than the average occupation through 2028, including:

  • Information security analyst: 32% growth
  • Operations analyst: 26% growth
  • Cartographer: 15% growth

A master’s degree in geospatial intelligence can also prepare you for public and private sector positions like:

  • Geospatial intelligence analyst
  • Operations specialist
  • Intelligence officer
  • Regional and Sector risk analyst

Build On Your Past Experience

Studying Geospatial Intelligence at Johns Hopkins University brings together statistical and analytics skills with geography, intelligence history, and GIS technology.

Success in the MS in Geospatial Intelligence program requires an understanding of mathematical probability and statistics, so prior professional experience or a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as geography, GIS, political science, or other social sciences area will be useful.

Learn on Your Terms

This 100% online geospatial intelligence master’s program was designed to fit into your already demanding schedule. Start your classes in either the fall, spring, or summer and choose to attend full- or part-time.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geospatial Intelligence
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geospatial Statistics
  • Spatial Analytics
  • Cartographic Design and Visualization
  • The Art & Practice of Intelligence

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

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30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year degree in a related discipline, such as Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Social Sciences (Political Science, International Relations, Area Studies).
  • For those holding degrees in other disciplines, attention will be given to overall GPA, and demonstrated writing ability. The program requires proficiency in mathematical statistics and probability. Prospective students will have the opportunity to assess their level of proficiency before enrolling in the program.
Required Supporting Materials
  • 500-word Statement of Purpose in pursuing geospatial-intelligence studies.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae. 
  • Recommendations. Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. Professors or supervisors should verify academic and professional accomplishments. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.

Tuition Fee

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    4361 USD/module
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    4361 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4361 USD per module during 16 months.
  • $4,361 per course


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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