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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.

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Graduate Programs

For those seeking to go further than their undergraduate studies, we provide several graduate options. We invite applications to whichever of our certificate, M.S. or Ph.D. programs is right for you.

Graduate Program Offerings

The programs of courses in our graduate programs change regularly in response to requirements and advancements within the applied information technology field.

Common Program Questions

What are the requirements/process for admission into a graduate program?

Admission requirements for our graduate programs are described in the University Catalog. Links to the Catalog are listed above for each program offered.

Application and admissions to IST graduate programs is handled by the Volgenau School of Engineering’s Graduate Admissions Office. Information about admissions is located on the Graduate Admissions Web site.

What are the requirements to complete a program?

On successful completion of a program’s requirements, you will be awarded the degree or certificate of your program. You must be sure to apply for graduate by the start of your final semester through PatriotWeb. More graduation specific information is available from the Registrar’s Graduation Web site and in the Graduation section of the University Catalog.

For M.S. programs, students typically take two courses per semester, leading to a completion time in five semesters.

What post-graduate opportunities are available?

A number of opportunities are available:

  • If you have completed a M.S. program, you may be interested in the school’s Ph.D. program
  • The department maintains a listing of jobs and internship opportunities
  • For other continuing education, including certificate and custom programs, you can also view TechAdvance

Additional Questions?

If you have any additional questions about our programs, please contact us.