Does anyone know anything about the Geographic and Cartographic Sciences master's program at George Mason? Is it intended for those who have already worked for some time in a field that requires the use of geographic information systems, or those who are straight out of college and merely intend to pursue a career in such a field?

I am also a little uncomfortable with the way the program seems to treat GIS as a branch of geography rather than information technology. There are no information-technology prerequisites, and the list of required courses gives short shrift to programming. At the same time, I have heard good things said about the program at the Virginia GIS convention last year. How can this be possible?

Thanks in advance for the information.