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George Mason University

Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Geography and geoinformation science
Master of Science (MS) Earth system science
(Certificate) Environmental geoinformation science and biodiversity conservation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth systems and geoinformation sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25
Doctoral Degrees 14
Other Advanced Degrees 14

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

78
Applied
64
Accepted
36
Enrolled
82%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0; 2 copies of official transcripts; current resume; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0; 2 copies of official transcripts; 3 letters of recommendation; resume; expanded goals statement
Additional Entrance Requirements Baccalaureate degree with minimum GPA of 3.0; 2 official copies of transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

158
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.16%
Black or African American 2.53%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.27%
Unknown 6.33%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 4
Male (19)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban geography; remote sensing; spatial databases; crowdsourcing geospatial data; spatial data mining
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,217,037

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 6C3
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Anthony Stefanidis
Acting Chair
Email: astefani@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-9237
Fax: 703-993-9230