Geospatial Intelligence (GEIN)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Behavioral and Social Sciences


The Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence (MS GEOINT) is dedicated to providing workforce-focused training at graduate level in ways that can nimbly respond to developments in what is often a rapidly shifting landscape of applied problem-sets, analysis schemes, big and growing data-sets, and software platforms that characterize today’s geospatial intelligence.
The MS GEOINT program encompasses a 30-credit (10 units of 3-credit courses) course structure comprising five core courses and a selection of five courses among electives. The courses cover spatial analysis, remote sensing, big data analytics, geovisualization, programming in web and mobile GIS, geospatial intelligence in various fields, etc.
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (GCPS GEOINT) program is also offered, which entails 15 credits from five courses (three core and two elective courses). The credits earned from a GCPS GEOINT can be transferred towards the MS GEOINT.


Teaching Assistantships are offered depending on availability and students' qualifications.


Ruibo Han
Director of Programs

1111b LeFrak Hall
7251 Preinkert Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.314.1343


Relationships: Geographical Sciences (GEOG)   Geospatial Intelligence Geospatial Information Sciences (Z035)    




Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents July 2, 2024 January 25, 2024
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants March 15, 2024 N/A


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Admissions Information: 

Last Name First/Middle Name Graduate Faculty Status Academic Credentials Positions
Guy Madeline Graduate Teaching n/a, Geospatial Intelligence
Han Ruibo Full Member B.S., China University of Mining & Technology,Beijing, 2004; M.S., Beijiing Normal University, 2006; Ph.D., University of Ottawa, 2012 Director, Geospatial Intelligence
Hathaway Jonathon Graduate Teaching B.A., George Mason University, 2006; MPP, George Mason University, 2009; MBA, Shenandoah University, 2013; PhD (ABD), George Mason Univeristy Lecturer, Geospatial Intelligence