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The Department

The world is changing…

… and so is our department! Trends such as data science and urbanization have a profound impact on the department’s teaching and research agenda. With 20 faculty, 8 research faculty and postdocs, approximately 160 domestic and international graduate students, 75 undergrad students, and an annual research expenditure of $2,500,000, we are well-equipped to tackle these challenges.

Located in 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 geography, geoinformatics, remote sensing, earth systems science, and their various sub-disciplines.

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.

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.

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Recent News

29May

We’re Hiring! Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urban Simulation

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Urban Simulation The George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS), in... Read More →
07May

Master’s Defense – Jared Campbell

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Candidate: Jared Campbell Master of Science in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science... Read More →
25Apr

Master’s Defense – John W. Prior II

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Candidate: John W. Prior II Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Science Department of Geography and... Read More →
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