Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences

Our Department has been designated as a "Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences" by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
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Our Department has been designated as a “Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences” by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Geospatial Intelligence Accreditation

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

>>> View a brief video (3 mins) for more info <<<

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Our Geospatial Intelligence Program is accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation >>> View a brief video (3 mins) for more info <<<

Geospatial Online

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

Mason GeoTalk Series

Please visit our GeoTalk page for past presentations and more information on future events.
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Please visit our GeoTalk page for past presentations and more information on future events.
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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

03Feb

GGS PhD student Tanya Catignani is a recipient of a 2016 Cosmos Scholar Grant

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The very competitive Cosmos grants are made by the Cosmos Club foundation in support of exceptional graduate students, and are... Read More →
02Feb

Full-Time Employment Opportunities at U.S. Census Bureau

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The Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau has employment opportunities for qualified graduates in geography and related fields.  The application... Read More →

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