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Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) is understanding the human and natural complexities of our planet.

In today's digitized age, technology advances the way we live and work. A GGS degree provides students with state-of-the-art geospatial knowledge to pursue careers in industry and academia.

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Geointelligence MS and Graduate Certificate

Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) uses a wealth of datasets to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features (both natural and constructed) and human activity. We offer a MS degree and a Graduate certificate in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence preparing our students  with the necessary skills to pursue careers in the federal workforce, intelligence community, and beyond.


Drones - the sky is no longer our limit!

Drone-based remote sensing creates rich geospatial datasets of our planet. Drone-based remote sensing is advancing leaps and bounds. 

Drone and equipment

Urban Science - connecting data and the world around you

This is data-driven research in relation to urban phenomena such as transportation and mobility, urban change, and related real-world challenges. 

DC Metro area traffic visualization

Location, location, location!

Given our Washington, D.C. metro area location and our students’ expertise, there are numerous internship and employment opportunities in GGS ranging from startup companies to federal agencies. 

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Why GGS at Mason?


job placement for GGS graduates.

$6 Million

 Annual Research Expenditure supported by NSF, NASA, and DoD.


Computer labs fully equipped with GIS technologies including Esri’s ArcGIS, MatLab, Adobe Creative Cloud, ENVI, and more.

Visit Us On Campus

Come learn more about our program!


  • GGS Department Main Offices

    10431 Rivanna River Way Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 993 – 1210

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Exploratory Hall at George Mason University Fairfax Campus

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Local Learning Community for Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

Mar 4, 2024, 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM

DEADLINE TO REGISTER MARCH 4, 2024 Each week ( Mondays, March 11 - April 15, noon to 1 p.m. ), this local learning community (LLC) will take time to extend and reflect on the topics covered in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project EdX course. This NSF sponsored course is aimed

Submit an abstract: College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

Apr 10, 2024, 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM

Join us for the thirteenth annual College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium on Monday May 6, 2024, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center . This event will be open to all Mason students, staff, and faculty. To participate, submit your titles and abstracts no later than