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George Mason University

Department of Computer Science

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Computer Science is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
(Certificate)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 174
Doctoral Degrees 9
Other Advanced Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for applicants who have not earned bachelorÔÇÖs degree from U.S. institution)
Thesis Optional
30 credits (10 courses)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
72 credits (includes dissertation research and coursework)
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for applicants who have not earned bachelorÔÇÖs degree from U.S. institution)
12 credits (4 courses)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

732
Applied
433
Accepted
149
Enrolled
59%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for applicants who have not earned bachelorÔÇÖs degree from U.S. institution)
Master's Degree Requirements BS in computer science or related field
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Personal goals statement; 2 official copies of transcripts; self-evaluation form; 3 letters of recommendation; photocopy of passport; proof of financial support; official bank statement; resume; 4-year baccalaureate degree in computer science or related field
Additional Entrance Requirements BS in computer science or related field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

486
Total Graduate Students
45%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
54%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.88%
Black or African American 3.7%
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 12.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.06%
Unknown 2.06%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Faculty

62
Total faculty
Full-time - 45
Part-time - 17
Male (48)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Computer and network security; machine learning and artificial intelligence; computer systems and networking; software engineering; computer graphics and visual computing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,520,651

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 4A5
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Sanjeev Setia
Chair
Email: setia@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-4098
Fax: 703-993-1710