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

  • Fairfax, VA
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 20%80%
    student ratio
  • 177
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 59%
    acceptance rate
  • 10 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Operations Research Master of Science (MS)
    • Systems Engineering Master of Science (MS)
    • Discovery, Design And Innovation Certificate
    • Systems Engineering Analysis And Architecture Certificate
    • Computational Modeling Certificate
    • Systems Engineering And Operations Research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Military Operations Research Certificate
    • Systems Engineering Of Software Intensive Systems Certificate
    • Architecture-Based Systems Integration Certificate
    • Command, Control, Communication, Computing And Intelligence Certificate
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 54
    • Doctoral Degrees 6
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 13
    • * 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 Optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and qualifying exams
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


59% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 134
    • Accepted 80
    • Acceptance Rate 59
    • Enrolled 42
  • 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; 1 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, 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 Students177
    • Female Percentage20%
    • Male Percentage80%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students177
    • Part-time Percentage75%
    • Full-time Percentage25%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian53%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian14%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown22%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty33
    • Full-time Percentage61%
    • Part-time Percentage39%
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRequirements engineering, signal processing, systems architecture, data fusion
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,532,007

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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