Cartography and GIS Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Cartography and GIS Degree

Cartography and Geographic Information Science (GIS) is a field of study focused on the manipulation of data structures and computational techniques to accurately capture, process, and analyze geographic information. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer cartography and gis degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Cartography and GIS Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Mason has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate4
Master's Degree7

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male8
Female3

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Hispanic1
White8
Multiple Races2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Cartography and GIS program at Mason, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Description

Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, cartographers and photogrammetrists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 29.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 290
    • Average Hourly Rate: $41.43
    • Average Annual Salary: $86170

Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Cartography and GIS Programs in Virginia

Cartography and GIS programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Cartography (B)

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Geography (B)
  • Cartography (B)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geography (B)
  • Cartography (B)

Radford University

Radford, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Cartography (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093