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Graduate Pathway in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences

Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences are assured progression to a Mason graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.

Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 30 (thesis option) or 36 (non-thesis) credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 to 30 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 30 (thesis option) or 36 (non-thesis) credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 or 30 credit hours remaining toward degree

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
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Your course options

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This International Year One 1-Semester Pathway lasts six months and is designed for students who already have a higher level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 53, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 176 (169 in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 January 2019 15 May 2019 1 Semester $21,150

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
This International Year One 2-Semester Pathway lasts 12 months and is designed for students who have a moderate level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 47, Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, or IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and listening).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 January 2019 18 December 2019 2 Semesters $36,800

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
This International Year One 1-Semester Pathway lasts six months and is designed for students who already have a higher level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 53, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 176 (169 in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 18 December 2019 1 Semester *
14 January 2020 13 May 2020 1 Semester *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
This International Year One 2-Semester Pathway lasts 12 months and is designed for students who have a moderate level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 47, Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, or IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and listening).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters *
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 53, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 176 (169 in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 January 2019 15 May 2019 1 Semester $21,150

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 47, Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, or IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and listening).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 January 2019 18 December 2019 2 Semesters $36,800

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 53, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 176 (169 in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 18 December 2019 1 Semester *
14 January 2020 13 May 2020 1 Semester *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 47, Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, or IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and listening).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters *
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Class size: 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
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