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George Mason University

Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research is located in Fairfax, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Operations research
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Systems engineering and operations research
(Certificate) Systems engineering and operations research

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 43
Doctoral Degrees 8
Other Advanced Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

94
Applied
81
Accepted
39
Enrolled
86%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 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, applied probability, statistics and a computer language course; self-evaluation form
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 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
Additional Entrance Requirements Personal 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 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

126
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.35%
Black or African American 0.79%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 14.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.38%
Unknown 6.35%

Gender

Male (71%)
Female (28%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 13
Male (27)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Requirements engineering, signal processing, systems architecture, data fusion
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
702,968

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 4A6
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Ariela Sofer
Chair
Email: asofer@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1692
Fax: 703-993-1521