M.Sc. On Campus

Geographic and Cartographic Sciences

George Mason University

12 months
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, MS (GECA ) from George Mason University focuses on the growing demand for scientists and professionals in the field of geographic information science, who use geographical approaches and tools such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, cartography, and geovisualization to address and solve geographic problems.


 This expertise from George Mason University is useful to a wide variety of employers in the federal, state, and local government sectors, as well as in business, industry, and non-profit organizations. 

The Geographic and Cartographic Sciences degree’s coursework concentrates on the collection, analysis, and display of geographic data, in concert with the use of emerging geospatial technologies to address problems in the human and environmental geographic domains. 

Educational Opportunity

Students in this program benefit from a large and diverse local employment market, as well as a network of more than 700 program alumni (1978-present) who live and work in the local area.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geographic Information System
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Remote Sensing
  • Seminar in Geographic Thought and Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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