Program Description

The program addresses the emerging demand for scientists trained in the collection, organization, analysis, and dissemination of information about physical features, man-made structures, moving objects, people, and events that are geo-referenced or geo-located. This program focuses primarily on the computational approaches that support the synthesis and analysis of diverse types of data in order to identify and monitor complex events and phenomena that manifest over space and time.

What it costs

Application Deadline

Deadline for Spring 2023

Priority Deadline: 11/1

Standard Deadline: 11/1

Space Available Deadline (International): 11/15

Space Available Deadline (Domestic): 1/1


Deadline for Fall 2023

Priority Deadline: 3/15

Standard Deadline: 3/15

Space Available Deadline (International): 8/1

Space Available Deadline (Domestic): 8/1

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Program Summary

100 Percent Online

Program: Geoinformatics & Geospatial Intelligence

Degree: Graduate

College/School: College of Science

Credits: 33 total

This program is accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Students enjoy many benefits of this partnership including:
• Access to leaders in the geospatial intelligence community at local meet ups and national conferences
• Discounted USGIF membership while in school and post-graduation as a young professional
• Ability to join USGIF's Young Professional Group (YPG) and network with peers
• Scholarship opportunities
• Professional certification through USGIF

Who should apply?

Applicants for this master’s should hold a BA or BS degree in a discipline related to the program’s theme from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency or international equivalent, including courses in differential and integral calculus. A working knowledge of a computer programming language is a plus. When the background of an individual student does not meet the program’s requirements, remedial or preparatory courses tailored to student’s needs may be recommended.

Why choose George Mason?

In today’s digitized age, technology advances the way we live and work. A Geography and Geoinformation Sciences department degree provides students with state-of-the-art geospatial knowledge to pursue careers in industry and academia.

Career Opportunities

Students with a degree in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence can pursue careers in the federal workforce, intelligence community, and beyond.