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Department of Computer Science Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University

  • Fairfax, VA
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 22%78%
    student ratio
  • 564
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 53%
    acceptance rate
  • 17 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Computer Networking Certificate
    • Information Systems Master of Science (MS)
    • Database Management Certificate
    • Intelligent Agents Certificate
    • Web-Based Software Engineering Certificate
    • Software Architecture Certificate
    • Computer Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Software Engineering For C41 Certificate
    • Computer Games Technology Certificate
    • Software Engineering Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Foundations Of Information Systems Certificate
    • Information Security And Assurance Master of Science (MS)
    • E-Commerce Certificate
    • Information Engineering Certificate
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 185
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 34
    • * 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 Optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


53% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 918
    • Accepted 490
    • Acceptance Rate 53
    • Enrolled 148
  • 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, Pearson Test of English

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$2,610.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • 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 Students564
    • Female Percentage22%
    • Male Percentage78%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students564
    • Part-time Percentage62%
    • Full-time Percentage38%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian18%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown20%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty58
    • Full-time Percentage76%
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • 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$1,900,464

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

Administrative Assistant

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

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