UMBC's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Graduate program at The Universities at Shady Grove offers a 30-credit Master of Professional Studies in GIS and a 15-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in GIS. UMBC’s GIS program is unique in its focus on foundation GIS principles while highlighting the latest developments in the geospatial industry and the integration of geospatial tools with information systems. It provides an advanced level of education to professionals working or interested in the region's geospatial technology industry. Upon completion of the program, students will utilize the knowledge, tools and techniques of database management, application development, and analytical assessment to appropriately address geographic information requirements and solve spatial problems.