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'.

INTO PROGRESS YOUR WAY. Your time. Your location. Your track.

Want to customize your studies to suit you? We’d love to see you on campus, but if you are unable to travel, our flexible learning options allow you to start your degree right away, wherever you are, on-campus or online.

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.
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This International Year One 1-Semester program 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, IELA 175 (165 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
16 August 2021 15 December 2021 1 Semester
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$23,110
11 January 2022 11 May 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
$23,110

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

This International Year One 2-Semester program 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, IELA 165 (155 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 100.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
16 August 2021 11 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$40,210
11 January 2022 14 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$40,210

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
This International Year One 1-Semester program 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, IELA 175 (165 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 August 2022 14 December 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
10 January 2023 10 May 2023 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

This International Year One 2-Semester program 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, IELA 165 (155 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 100.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 August 2022 10 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
10 January 2023 13 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
This International Year One 1-Semester program 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, IELA 175 (165 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
14 August 2023 13 December 2023 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
9 January 2024 8 May 2024 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

This International Year One 2-Semester program 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, IELA 165 (155 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 100.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
14 August 2023 8 May 2024 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
9 January 2024 11 December 2024 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

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, IELA 175 (165 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
16 August 2021 15 December 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
$23,110
11 January 2022 11 May 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
$23,110

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

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, IELA 165 (155 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 100.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
16 August 2021 11 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$40,210
11 January 2022 14 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$40,210

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

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, IELA 175 (165 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 August 2022 14 December 2022 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
10 January 2023 10 May 2023 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

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, IELA 165 (155 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 100.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
15 August 2022 10 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
10 January 2023 13 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

*Please note that pricing will be available in the next academic year.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

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, IELA 175 (165 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 110.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
14 August 2023 13 December 2023 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
9 January 2024 8 May 2024 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

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, IELA 165 (155 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 100.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems or science, geography, geology, civil engineering, computer science, computer and information systems, geomatics engineering, information engineering. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
14 August 2023 8 May 2024 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
9 January 2024 11 December 2024 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation form GCS Faculty Advisor.

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