Prepare to lead multidisciplinary teams to successfully support IT strategic initiatives in Mason's MS in Applied Information Technology (AIT) program.
You'll learn how to justify, design, develop, manage, and sustain mega-systems as you gain extensive knowledge of the top IT fields including:
- Cyber Security
- Data Analytics
- Intelligence Methods
- Natural Language Processing
- Machine Learning
- Information Technology Management
You'll gain the ability to analyze local and global impacts of computing and graduate ready to form solutions that are ethical, legal, and secure, and that address specific global challenges.
You'll learn from highly credentialed and experienced faculty who work to increase your experience as they show you how to deal with practical day-to-day IT challenges so you're ready to step into your new leadership role with confidence.
The MS in Applied Information Technology offers several tracks, including concentrations in Cyber Security and Data Analytics & Intelligence Methods that gives you experience addressing the most complex security challenges facing our society right now using cutting-edge programs that you access remotely.
The degree is ranked among the Top-25 online programs in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, 2018-2020.
As a graduate, you're qualified to step into well-paid positions such as an information security analyst, $99,730; computer network architect, $112,689; computer systems analyst, $90,920; and information systems manager, $146,360.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
George Mason University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)