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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.

Department Announcements »

Best Paper Award

An IST PhD student Ms. Xiaojie Guo won the Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2019). ICDM is a top conference in data...


Applied Information Technology graduate program has ranked in the top 25 nationally again!

It is the second consecutive year that MS in AIT has placed in the top 25 nationally as evaluated by 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Online Graduate...


Now Accepting Applications for the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program

The Center for Secure Information System and the Department of Information Sciences and Technology are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Department of...


Congratulation to MS AIT Graduates!

Congratulations to MS AIT graduate students who received the 2018 Academic Excellence Award: Hollar Rickland Kinney Michael Nambiar Gayatri


Prof. Riki Morikawa Publishes Telecommunications Textbook

Undergraduate students taking IT 300 Modern Telecommunications now have a textbook written specifically to address their needs as an IT major.  During a search...


Prof. Sushil Jajodia Ranked 78th Top Scientist in Computer Science Worldwide

Congratulations to Prof. Sushil Jajodia of the IST department, who was recently ranked 78th worldwide, 60th nationally, and 1st at Mason as of March 2018. This ranking...



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