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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Program in Geography and Environmental Systems

Baltimore, MD

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Overview

University of Maryland, Baltimore County / Program in Geography and Environmental Systems is located in Baltimore, MD.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Annual faculty evaluation, research paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Annual faculty evaluation, qualifying exams, proposal and dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
19
Accepted
13
Enrolled
50%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, 3.3 in major
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, 3.3 in major

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

66
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.09%
Black or African American 10.61%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.52%
Unknown 3.03%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 11
Male (18)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Watershed processes; political ecology; land change and land use; conservation and development; urbanization; economic geography; climate and weather systems; ecology and biogeography; landscape ecology; urban sustainability; environmental health; environmental policy; geographic information science and remote sensing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
73,260

Location & Contact

Address 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD  21250
United States
Contact Dr. David Lansing
Graduate Program Director
Email: dlansing@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-2971