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
4 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Systems Engineering And Operations Research Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Operations Research Master of Science (MS)
    • Systems Engineering Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 61
    • Doctoral Degrees 6
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 12
    • * 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


65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 134
    • Accepted 88
    • Acceptance Rate 65
    • Enrolled 37
  • 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 availableResearch 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 Students140
    • Female Percentage17%
    • Male Percentage83%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students140
    • Part-time Percentage70%
    • Full-time Percentage30%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian65%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown13%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty31
    • Full-time Percentage58%
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Female Percentage23%
    • Male Percentage77%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRequirements engineering, signal processing, systems architecture, data fusion
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$603,678

Location & Contact

Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MSN 4A6
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

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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