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George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering

Established in 1985, the Volgenau School of Engineering was the first engineering school in the United States to focus its scholarship primarily on information technology-based engineering. It was also the first school to offer a doctoral degree in information technology and remains the Commonwealth of Virginia's only school of engineering with its main campus in the National Capital Region.
In conjunction with its 20th anniversary, the school received a $10 million gift from Ernst and Sara Volgenau and was named The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering in honor of this gift. This gift enabled the school to create new academic and research programs in bioengineering.

In April 2009, the school moved to a new state-of-the-science building. This 185,000 square foot building was the first LEED certified building on campus and affords VSE the opportunity to more comfortably house its academic and research initiatives. A portion of the building is reserved as lease space for companies who want to work closely with faculty and students. During the next decade the school plans to grow and expand—doubling its enrollment, increasing the number of faculty, and research activity.

The Volgenau School of Engineering prepares students to be competitive in their field and achieve academic and career excellence in high-demand positions.

Educational Offerings

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16 Months
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Cyber Security Management Leadership
Cyber security risks, rapid technology changes, increasing compliance requirements, and greater reliance on technology have made cyber security management a major part of organizational strategy. George Mason's MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a cyber security masters degree providing a path to enhance your leadership career and be at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges.

Top ranked by IT security practitioners, our cross-disciplinary cyber security degree program draws on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business,School of Public Policy, and Volgenau School of Engineering attracting midcareer students actively engaged in the cyber security field in both the private sector and government.

Our cyber security masters program provides you with the leadership and management expertise you need while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks.

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  • Engineering: Biomedical
  • Engineering: Chemical
  • Engineering: Civil
  • Engineering: Electrical
  • Engineering: Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering: Health & Safety Engineering
  • Engineering: Industrial
  • Engineering: Engineering & Technology Management
  • Computers & Software: Security & Cybersecurity



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