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Volgenau School of Engineering
The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

Welcome to IST

Welcome to the Department of Information Sciences and Technology. The Department is part of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. The department offers a BS in Information Technology, a MS in Applied Information Technology, and participates in the school-wide PhD in Information Technology. We also provide various certificate and concentration options including a concentration in the inter-disciplinary MS in Data Analytics Engineering offered by VSE and a successful suite of programs for the Intelligence Community. Our programs are uniquely positioned to prepare graduates to succeed in the workforce. Faculty in the department have research interests in cybersecurity, learning analytics, data mining, networking and telecommunications, and educational outreach.

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Congratulations to Prof. Sushil Jajodia!

We would like to  congratulate Prof. Sushil Jajodia, whose citation h-index reached the level of 100, and to express our sincere gratitude for Prof. Jajodia’s...


Veronica Lewis, IT Student, Helps Students With Disabilities

With life-changing condition, Williamsburg native looks to technology for sight


(Spring 2018) New Course: Natural Language Processing

IT499/AIT590: Natural Language Processing Schedule: WF from 16:30-17:45 Room: IN 129 This is an introductory course on natural language processing. It will focus...


Stephanie Olson, a PhD student in IST uncovers new ways to enrich learning. 

Read Stephanie’s full interview here.  

Paul Barry Receives the Laurie McQuillan/ISSA-NOVA Scholarship

Paul Barry Receives the Laurie McQuillan/ISSA-NOVA Scholarship

  We are pleased to announce that Paul Barry, a MS AIT student, has been awarded the Laurie McQuillan/ISSA-NOVA Scholarship. This scholarship was endowed...


Online MS AIT ranked among leading Computer Information Technology programs by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report has recently recognized the online MS Applied Information Technology (Cybersecurity concentration).  In its first year of involvement,...



During Spring 2018, there will be an industry advisor twice a week in the Nguyen Engineering Building, Rooms 2710, 2612 and Atrium according to hours shown in the attached flyer.

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