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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.

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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. 

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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?

100%

job placement for GGS graduates.

$6 Million

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

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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 ggs@gmu.edu

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Exploratory Hall at George Mason University Fairfax Campus

News & Events

Events

Calendar
Aug1

Deadline to submit COVID vaccination documentation

Aug 1, 2021/8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Student Health Services

Message from Mason President Gregory Washington: COVID-19 Vaccination Students: Mason will require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 1. This policy does not apply to students who take online courses only and do not come to any campus, or to individuals who have an approved medical or
Aug2

Females of Color and those Underrepresented in STEM (FOCUS) Camp (virtual)

Aug 2, 2021/8:00 AM - Aug 6, 2021/5:00 PM

Participants (6 through 8 graders) engage in four different interactive and hands-on STEM workshops and on the last day, the participants present what they learned in these workshops in a conference-style setting. Sign up and learn more about this opportunity.
Aug6

Transfer Science Bridge 1 (virtual)

Aug 6, 2021/10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Transfer students are invited to join us for an interactive, virtual bridge session that builds on New Student Orientation and fully prepares you for life as a Mason Science student. Learn more about this and other transfer student events.