Master Online

Geospatial Information Sciences

12 months
2083 USD/credit 62490 USD/year
2083 USD/credit 62490 USD/year
1125 USD/credit 33750 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences program at University of Maryland is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date education on geospatial technology, theory and applications.


UMD’s Department of Geographical Sciences is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in geopatial research and education.  Similarly, NNU’s School of Cartography and Geographic Information Systems is one of China’s most prestigious centers for geospatial research.

The courses of the Geospatial Information Sciences program at University of Maryland cover spatial analysis, statistics, programming, databases, modeling, remote sensing, Internet GIS, Mobile GIS, and Open Source GIS. This program is administered with Nanjing Normal University. 

Key facts

  • All courses are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate working professionals.
  • All courses are offered in traditional classrooms or GIS labs and simultaneously broadcast online.
  • The online teaching is interactive and dynamic through WebEx, very much like sitting in a real classroom.
  • Entire lectures (lecture slides, presentations, and Q&A interactions) are video-archived for reviewing.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Spatial Statistics
  • Digital Image Processing and Analysis
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Advanced Programming for GIS
  • GIS and Spatial Modeling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    62490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2083 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    62490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2083 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    33750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 12 months.


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