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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

News & Events

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Notification of Dissertation Defense

Apr 11, 2023/1:30 - 3:00 PM

Candidate: Haoteng Zhao PhD of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Place: Commerce building, room 2006 or join via Zoom TITLE: A data-driven intelligent decision-making model for irrigation scheduling Committee: Dissertation Director: Dr

UL Faculty Engagement Series 2022-2023: Mason’s College Preparatory Program: The Early Identification Program

Apr 13, 2023/2:00 - 3:00 PM

Johnson Center Room B

Mason’s College Preparatory Program: The Early Identification Program Lewis Forrest, Associate Dean, University Life  Khaseem Davis, Executive Director, Early Identification Program  Visit the ULife website for Zoom access George Mason University’s Early Identification Program (EIP) works to identify middle and high school students who will be the first in their

2023 Celebration of Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony

Apr 17, 2023/1:00 - 3:00 PM

Join the 2023 Celebration of Teaching Excellence awards ceremony, with opening remarks and award announcements by Provost Mark Ginsberg. There will be food and drinks at a reception following the ceremony. If you have any questions, email