Mason GeoTalk Series: Please visit our GeoTalk page for past presentations and more information on future events.x

Our Geospatial Intelligence Program is accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

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Two fully online programs available  
Geospatial Intelligence Graduate Certificate – View details.
 Geography Minor – View details.x

Message from the Department Chair

Located in the heart of Fairfax, just a few miles from Washington DC, the Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science (GGS) offers an outstanding environment to study and perform cutting-edge research in remote sensing, geography, geoinformatics, earth systems science, and their various sub-disciplines.

The Premier Choice

With a variety of educational offerings, ranging from undergraduate programs to graduate certificates and M.S. and Ph.D. programs, a strong and broad research agenda, and superb name recognition within the leading agencies and companies in our field, our department is a premier choice for academic education.

Get to Know Our Department

This website provides you access to the latest information about our academic programs and courses, our faculty, staff, and students, the research centers and labs affiliated with our Department, and career opportunities in our field.

With geospatial information becoming ubiquitous and part of everyday activities, ranging from GPS-enabled navigation and new satellite technology, to open source information and social media, career opportunities in geography and geoinformation science and related fields are thriving and forecast to further grow.

We invite you to be part of our exciting and growing academic community.

Anthony Stefanidis Professor and Department Chair

Recent News


Fab 5: The 2015 Google Scholar metrics are out and show that 5 papers published by our faculty and students are among the top-5 most cited papers over the past 5 years in leading GIScience journals

  *Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (, with a Mason GGS paper at the #1 spot: Yang, C., Raskin, R.,... Read More →

GGS Geospatial Intelligence Program receives accreditation from USGIF

We are pleased to announce that our Geospatial Intelligence Program is accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).... Read More →

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