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Diving into a new graduate program can be daunting. Graduate Student Life is here to help you navigate the processes and challenges of graduate school. 


Mason ranks among top three public universities for online master's programs.

Find College of Engineering and Computing online graduate programs


In an effort to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus, the Office of Graduate Studies asks prospective students to please email with questions or request a virtual meeting.

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International Students: We understand that you are facing additional challenges due to the global situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Be assured that we are aware of the issues that many face and we are sensitive to the current unprecedented circumstances. Visit the Office of International Programs and Services webpage for updated information on visas and travel.

We continue to support our current and prospective students during this time. Our office is working remotely to ensure that we can provide you with uninterrupted assistance.

For more information, see Mason’s response to COVID-19.


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We offer master's, doctoral, and certificate programs

CEC has 19 master's programs and seven PhD programs, many with several choices of concentration, allowing you to specialize in your specific area of interest

Take the Next Step

You're ready to build on your expertise, expand your research, and bring something new to the table. Get started by applying to pursue your graduate studies at the College of Engineering and Computing.

Earning a graduate degree from the College of Engineering and Computing means you can be confident that your expertise is up to date and in demand. As Virginia's largest public research university, Mason combines the resources you need with the personal guidance of mentor-professors.

Program of study details can be found in the university catalog

As a College of Engineering and Computing graduate student, you'll have access to:

  • Our graduate faculty, who are counted among the top ranks by the best science and technology organizations in the world. They bring their industry knowledge to the classroom, challenging students to push the boundaries of research, skill, and application, based on real-time knowledge of marketplace demand. Your professors' ability to win grants will make you part of the teams that enhance knowledge through research in our areas of expertise and other specialized fields.
  • Proximity to career opportunities through our campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Manassas. Our locations provide graduate students entry into government agencies and companies in the Dulles Technology Corridor and Loudoun County’s data centers, where many faculty members have established working relationships. They conduct research for and in coordination with their professional colleagues, providing students with access to and opportunities in their chosen fields. 
  • Chances to attend professional gatherings. D.C. frequently hosts academic and professional conferences, which offer abundant networking opportunities. 

We are building dynamic teams and creating powerful partnerships. We are a force for innovation in the Northern Virginia technology corridor.


College of Engineering and Computing Established New Cyber Security Engineering Department

George Mason University’s College of Engineering and Computing has received approval to create the Department of Cyber Security Engineering, the first of its kind in the country. Read more about our new department.