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.
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
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- 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
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesGeography Geology Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 268 other Masters in Geology in United States
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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.
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International47223 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
National47223 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State17919 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.
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