Welcome to GGS
The Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science at George Mason University is the premier department in this field in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, and one of the leading departments in the nation and the world. This department provides the highest level Geographic and Spatial Analytic education in an environment where active applied research is ongoing. The department offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees as well as several Graduate Certificates. We have a large, growing, and diverse student body. Many of our Master's students are professionals from Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies, private corporations and consultantcies, the military, and environmental groups. Our faculty is engaged in ongoing research in a wide range of topics in Geography and GeoInformation Science, and many students have opportunities to become directly involved in those research efforts. We welcome your participation in our activities.
Message from the ChairWelcome to the website of the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University, home to accomplished faculty in remote sensing, geography, geoinformatics, and earth systems.
With a variety of educational offerings ranging from undergraduate to M.S. and Ph.D. programs, a strong research agenda, and superb name recognition within the leading agencies and companies in our field, the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science offers an outstanding environment to study and perform research, in the heart of Fairfax, just a few miles from Washington DC.
We welcome you and invite you to contact us for further information.
Professor and Chair
The GGS Department is moving to 2400 Exploratory Hall on May 22nd.
About George Mason
Since it was founded in 1972, George Mason University has grown into a major educational force and earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial institution. Just minutes from Washington, D.C., George Mason has a growing and diverse student body and an exceptional faculty of enterprising scholars. At the center of the world's political, information, and communications networks, George Mason is the university needed by a region and a world driven by new social, economic, and technological realities.