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George Mason University - Department of Computer Science

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science. The department offers BS, MS, and PhD programs in Computer Science; MS programs in Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Information Security and Assurance; and a BS program in Applied Computer Science with various concentrations. The department also offers concentrations in the inter-disciplinary MS in Data Analytics Engineering and the PhD in Information Technology offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering.

Faculty in the department have research interests in networking, architecture, parallel and distributed computing, performance evaluation, software engineering, multimedia, graphics and visualization, databases, software engineering, data mining, security, information systems, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics.

The Department is part of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. 

Educational Offerings

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Develop core competencies in operating systems and networks. Understand information security, and provides specialized theoretical knowledge and experimental experience.
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree

This program satisfies the dual needs of preparing graduates to (1) fill the need for information security and assurance professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities to protect the information systems of different types of organizations, and to support the nations information infrastructure and (2) conducting advanced research and in information security and assurance. Consequently, the degree provides technical knowledge and skills to understand information security, and provides specialized theoretical knowledge and experimental experience.

Students develop core competencies in operating systems and networks. They focus on the technical aspects of information security, examining ways to provide secure information processing systems by investigating operating systems security, distributed secure system architectures, database security, software applications security, security policies, applications security, network and distributed systems security, cryptography, and security protocols.
Graduates are actively recruited by federal, state and local governments, private sector and academia. Typical employers include Internet-based, software and financial companies.

All classes are scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate employed students.

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  • Computers & Software: Computer Science
  • Computers & Software: Security & Cybersecurity



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