M.Sc. On Campus

Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence

George Mason University

12 months
1612 USD/credit
1612 USD/credit
724 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence program from George Mason University 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 Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence program from George Mason University 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. 

While geospatial intelligence has a strong Department of Defense connotation, the principles behind it have a significant dual use potential, addressing the needs of a broader audience, ranging for example from intelligent navigation in urban spaces to emergency response systems for natural and man-made disasters.

The MS is designed to expose students to fundamental theoretical principles and practical applications involving:

  • Geographic Information Science
  • Digital image analysis as it applies to geoinformatics and geospatial intelligence
  • Computational principles for geoinformatics and intelligence

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geospatial Science Fundamentals
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial Data Structures
  • Selected Topics in Geospatial Intelligence
  • Capstone Course in Geoinformatics
  • Earth Image Processing
  • Scientific Data Mining for Geoinformatics
  • Thesis
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Hyperspectral Imaging Systems
  • Advanced Remote Sensing Applications
  • Hyperspectral Imaging Applications
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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

    1612 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1612 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1612 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1612 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    724 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 724 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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