Master of Science in Computer Science
George Mason University

Program Details

Prepare to develop software solutions for the future in Mason's MS in Computer Science program.

You'll build a strong foundation of the core concepts in computer science and then develop concentrated knowledge in advanced areas in the field.

Coursework dives deep into the real-life skillsets in artificial intelligence, databases, programming languages, software engineering, systems and networks, theoretical computer science, and visual computing so you understand how each facet can contribute to a solution.

Through 10 courses that are 15-weeks each, you build problem-solving skills and graduate with expert-level knowledge in:

  • Advanced Programming
  • Model Construction and Analysis
  • Analysis of Algorithms

You'll learn from highly credentialed, award-winning faculty who are eager to mentor you throughout the program and into your next career.

As a graduate, you're ready to address complex issues in society such as data privacy, machine learning, secure online banking and more in roles such as a software engineer, developer, or architect. As a result, graduates of the program are regularly recruited by regional and national employers.

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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 Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

Applicants' baccalaureate degrees must include:

  • Data Structures and Algorithms (CS 310 Data Structures)
  • Automata Theory and Formal Languages (CS 330 Formal Methods and Models)
  • Computer Architecture including Assembly Language (CS 367 Computer Systems and Programming )
  • Calculus I and II
  • A substantial course in discrete mathematics such as MATH 125 Discrete Mathematics I (Mason Core)

A valid GRE score is required for those who have not earned a Bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.