Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University

Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research 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
11 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Discovery, Design And Innovation Certificate
    • Systems Engineering Analysis And Architecture Certificate
    • Computational Modeling Certificate
    • Command, Control, Communication, Computing And Intelligence Certificate
    • Military Operations Research Certificate
    • Systems Engineering Of Software Intensive Systems Certificate
    • Architecture-Based Systems Integration Certificate
    • Data Analytics Certificate
    • Systems Engineering And Operations Research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Operations Research Master of Science (MS)
    • Systems Engineering Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 65
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 14
    • * 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? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 134
    • Accepted 82
    • Acceptance Rate 61
    • Enrolled 43
  • 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 General Test, BS in related field; minimum GPA of 3.0; 3 letters of recommendation; 2 official transcripts; expanded goals statement; proof of financial support; photocopy of passport; official bank statement; multivariable calculus, and applied probability, statistics and a computer language course; self evaluation form
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, MS with minimum GPA of 3.5; BS with minimum GPA of 3.0 in systems or operational research; 2 official transcripts; 3 letters of recommendation; resume; expanded goals statement; self evaluation form; photocopy of passport; official bank statement; proof of financial support
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreespersonal goals statement; 2 official transcripts; self-evaluation form; letter of recommendation; resume; official bank statement; photocopy of passport; proof of financial support; baccalaureate degree in related field
    • 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 Students165
    • Female Percentage19%
    • Male Percentage81%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students165
    • Part-time Percentage71%
    • Full-time Percentage29%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian58%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian13%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown21%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty29
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage17%
    • Male Percentage83%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRequirements engineering, signal processing, systems architecture, data fusion
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$864,407

Location & Contact

Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Dr. Ariela Sofer


Phone: 703-993-1692
Fax: 703-993-1521

Angel Manzo

Program Specialist

Phone: 703-993-1636
Fax: 703-993-1521

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