How to Apply: GIS Certificate


Admissions Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. in Geography, Computer Science or Information Systems or a bachelor’s degree in a related field with GIS-related work experience
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE is not required

Application Process

Applications for the post-baccalaureate certificates are accepted for the Fall & Spring semesters. To apply, complete a UMBC Graduate Application for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs.

  1. Apply online – Select Application for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Academic Goals and Research Interests” section
    • Recommendations are optional. Please put N/A in these fields if you choose not to enter names of references.
    • Complete residency information to be reviewed for in-state tuition rates
  2. Request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to be sent to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or emailed to gradschool@umbc.edu.
  3. Submit Experience Form to gradschool@umbc.edu or sgprofessionalprograms@umbc.edu.

The following information is required to process your application:

  • Completed application including residency form (determines in-state tuition eligibility)
    • Use Program code PSGI for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Professional Studies: Geographic Information Systems
  • Statement of academic goals
  • Experience Form
  • Official transcript(s) from each college university attended
  • Non-refundable application fee ($50 online)

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Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to:
UMBC Graduate School, Certificate in Geographic Information Systems 
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

If you require further assistance, please email the Office of Professional Programs or call 301-738-6081.

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