Master of Science Degrees
Department of Applied Information Technology
- Applied Information Technology
The Masters in Applied Information Technology is a premier program that focuses on teaching the next generation of IT leaders in the Federal sector. The program’s structure builds: analysis & management, leadership & ethics skills on information technology foundations; thus preparing graduates for the added complexity of mega-systems.
Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
- Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Concentrations available in construction management, engineering management, environmental systems engineering, facilities management, transportation systems engineering, and water resource systems engineering.
- Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering
The Meng program was designed in collaboration with leading practicing engineers to develop a course of study that recognizes that geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and construction engineering are practiced together, and should be taught together in an integrated manner. Its purpose is to educate engineers for practice, for excellence in design and execution now, laying the groundwork for practice demands 25 years from now. The program balances theory and practice, building on the foundation of an undergraduate degree in civil engineering.
Department of Computer Science
- Computer Science
Concentrations offered in artificial intelligence, computer systems; image processing/graphics; parallel/distributed computing, or software engineering.
- Computer Science Online
Mason now offers the Master of Science in Computer Science degree online. The initial offering focuses on courses in our Systems and Networks area. This is an extension of our regular MSCS, using the Internet course delivery we have pioneered over the past few years, at no extra cost to the student.
- Information Systems
The theoretical and practical aspects of specifying, designing, implementing, and managing information systems.
- Information Security & Assurance
Designed to prepare graduates to fill the current and future 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 nation's information infrastructure.
- Software Engineering
Specialized knowledge and experience in developing and modifying large, complex software systems. This master's emphasizes technical and management aspects of the software engineering process.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Computer Engineering
Concentrations available in computer networks; high performance computing; microprocessor systems; signal and image processing; and VLSI/VHDL design, verification and testing.
- Electrical Engineering
Concentrations available in communications, control and robotics, electromagnetics and optoelectrics, microelectronics, signal processing.
An interdisciplinary blend of engineering-oriented courses in communications systems, networking, computers and software combined with courses on telecommunications policy, law, business, international aspects and other. Designed to meet the needs of working professionals and full-time graduate students.
- Computer Forensics
Department of Statistics
- Statistical Science
Special tracks in applied statistics, computational statistics, engineering statistics, federal statistics, and statistical signal processing.
Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research
- Operations Research
Mathematical programming, queueing and network theories, computer simulation and modeling, applied and computational probability, and the application of these to realistic problems.
- Systems Engineering
Systems design, development, and management, associated with problem formulation, issue analysis, and the evaluation of alternative courses of action. The program emphasizes both analytical and practical aspects of engineering complex systems.
Executive MS in Management of Secure Information Systems
This program is administered by Mason's School of Management, Volgenau School of Engineering, and School of Public Policy. This 36-credit program is offered in an executive format with classes taught on Saturdays only (one Saturday off every three weeks). The entire program lasts 14 months including one week days of study abroad (global residency), which is included in the tuition. Applicants to the program are expected to have at least three years of full-time relevant work experience.
This program is NOT the same as the Masters of Information Systems.