Department of Computer Science Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University

Department of Computer Science Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
14 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Computer Networking Certificate
    • Web-Based Software Engineering Certificate
    • Software Architecture Certificate
    • Software Engineering For C41 Certificate
    • Information Engineering Certificate
    • Software Engineering Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Foundations Of Information Systems Certificate
    • Information Security And Assurance Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • E-Commerce Certificate
    • Computer Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Information Systems Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 183
    • Doctoral Degrees 8
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 26
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 977
    • Accepted 474
    • Acceptance Rate 48
    • Enrolled 152
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline August 15th Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, proof of financial support; 2 official college transcripts; resume; self-evaluation form; official bank statement; photocopy of passport; 3 letters of recommendation; baccalaureate degree related to computer science; minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 2 years of undergraduate work; 1 year beyond 1st-year calculus; personal goals statement
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, personal goals statement; 2 official copies of transcripts; self-evaluation form; 3 letters of recommendation; photocopy of passport; proof of financial support; official bank statement; resume; 4-year baccalaureate degree with strong background in computer science
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships, health care benefits (for full-time research or teaching assistantship recipients)

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students533
    • Female Percentage23%
    • Male Percentage77%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students533
    • Part-time Percentage57%
    • Full-time Percentage43%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian21%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown18%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty59
    • Full-time Percentage78%
    • Part-time Percentage22%
    • Female Percentage17%
    • Male Percentage83%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchArtificial intelligence, image processing/graphics, parallel/distributed systems, software engineering systems
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$2,753,985

Location & Contact

Department of Computer Science

Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Sanjeev Setia


Phone: 703-993-4098
Fax: 703-993-1710

Michele Pieper

Office Manager

Phone: 703-993-9483
Fax: 703-993-1710

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