Why Study Here

Join the Digital Vanguard

As the world shifts to a digital environment, Mason's Information Sciences and Technology Department is a pioneering architect in the field, with graduates who design and build the foundation of the future. 

Our programs feature cutting-edge courses in the latest digital technologies and techniques.   

This includes a BS in Information Technology, unique in Virginia, that’s accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.  One of our recent additions is a concentration in cloud computing.  

Our research integrates people, information, and technology to address global problems and challenges.  

Mason has been working for more than a decade to deliver on the tremendous tech demand of the flourishing tech economy of Northern Virginia. 

Amazing Location

While studying at Mason, you’ll be among the professionals who set the pace for the newest technology applications.

We're in the heart of technology hot spots such as the Northern Virginia Technology Corridor, as well as near Washington, D.C.’s government agencies and NGOs.  

National Security Connections

Mason is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.

Mason’s IST Department is a vital resource for educating and training the nation’s intelligence community. Those agencies fund much of our faculty’s research.  

IST has also designed and developed a graduate certificate with courses in intelligence technologies tailored to aspiring government staffers and contractors.