Geographic Information Science
The W&M GIS program brings the high-quality research focused education of William & Mary to the DC area. The focus is to bring the full capability of Geographic Information Science to decision makers in DC including those in governmental organizations. Courses are taught in a small group setting with a focus on faculty student mentoring and contact. Although some course material is online, the courses are conducted face-to-face in the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA. The program has a focus on analytical cartography and spatial analyses with a particular emphasis on policy relevant international databases such as the AidData international aid database and the social conflict in Africa database.