UMBC’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Graduate Program Hosts an Information Session, March 30, 2016

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Learn about UMBC’s GIS Master’s and Graduate Certificate programs offered in Rockville, Maryland

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Professional Graduate Programs will hold an Information Session on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. to provide participants with an in-depth look at the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Master’s and Graduate Certificate programs offered at The University at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland. Interested students are encouraged to attend to receive information on admissions, curriculum, job outlook, and meet faculty and staff. Prospective students can learn more by visiting:

“The applications of GIS are limited only by the imaginations of their users,” says Dr. Erwin Villager, UMBC GIS Program Director. “What I want my students coming out with is a fundamental understanding of how this technology can be used and how it can be applied. Really, it provides them a skillset where they can go out and solve any problem.”

With an estimated growth rate of 35-40 percent per year, Geographical Information Science is one of the fastest expanding areas in information technology. The GIS job market is in need of qualified and experienced professionals to help design, implement, operate and manage geographic information systems.

If you interested in attending the upcoming GIS Information Session to find out how a Master’s Degree from UMBC can help you get ahead in an ever-increasing field, please RSVP Today

About UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove
The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), located in Rockville, MD, is a consortium of nine universities within the University System of Maryland. UMBC, a public Honors University, is among the institutions at USG. Like students on the UMBC main campus, more than 360 UMBC Shady Grove students benefit from small class size (average of 18), close faculty-student collaborations, and a diverse student population. USG is conveniently located in Montgomery County, a Washington D.C. suburb close to many government agencies, contractors and major healthcare organizations. For more information, visit:

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