12 months
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1431 USD/credit 47223 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 47223 USD/year
543 USD/credit 17919 USD/year
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About

The Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence program at 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. 

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Overview

This Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence program at 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.

Learning Outcomes 

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

  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Data Structures
  • Selected Topics in Geospatial Intelligence
  • Capstone Course in Geoinformatics
  • Scientific Data Mining for Geoinformatics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

33 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 with a minimum GPA of 3.00, 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.

  • Applicants will also need three letters of recommendation and an official report of scores obtained on the GRE-GEN. The GRE requirement for admission may be waived if the student holds a master's degree from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency or international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47223 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47223 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17919 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 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.

Funding

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