Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence

General

Program Description

The online Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs provides students with the concepts, models, experience and learning to lead and shape this emerging discipline. This 12-course program features renowned faculty who have extensive geospatial experience and publication records, an innovative curriculum, and a comprehensive range of resources, tools, and opportunities for students.


The MS in Geospatial Intelligence program combines three fields of study: the history of geospatial intelligence, the science and mathematics of digital geography and its related databases, and the art of converting geospatial data into written, spoken and visual intelligence. Students will analyze historical intelligence examples to understand the development of the concepts and practices behind collection, analysis, reporting, and technology. They will also tackle current challenges in the industry, including the challenges of new sensors and the development of new non-governmental geospatial communities.


Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university in a related discipline
  • Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation and TOEFL scores if English is not their first language
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed Application
  • Resume
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Two Letters of Recommendation


Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.

The five-year span is calculated from the start of the first course that counts toward the degree (including time spent on continuous enrollment). Continuous enrollment does not stop or extend the time limitation requirement. This time limit includes any courses taken at another Johns Hopkins school/division that have been approved to count toward the degree or certificate. If necessary, students may request from their program committee an extension of time to complete their program beyond the five-year limitation.

If an extension is granted, it will be communicated in a letter, and the five-year limit increased by the time included in the extension. An extension may be granted for a semester up to a full year, and in rare circumstances for two years.

Last updated May 2019

About the School

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University, a top-tier research university with campus locations in Maryland and Washington, DC, has been dedicated to educating its students and cultivating their capac ... Read More

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University, a top-tier research university with campus locations in Maryland and Washington, DC, has been dedicated to educating its students and cultivating their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. Read less