George Mason University - 2016

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Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: George Mason University
Mailing Address: Volgenau School of Engineering
4400 University Drive, MSN 4A3
City: Fairfax
State: VA
Postal Code: 22030
Country: United States
Phone 703-993-1500
Fax: 703-993-1734
Website: http://volgenau.gmu.edu/

Head of Institution

Ángel Cabrera
President
Office of the President
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
D103 Mason Hall MSN 3A1
Fairfax, VA 220304444
Phone: 703-993-8700
Fax: 703-993-8880
cabreraa@gmu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Fairfax, Virginia
This city's population (approx.): 23,973
Distance from Main Campus: 1

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 23,812
Total Graduate enrollment: 10,556
Total Professional and other enrollment: 536

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Undergraduate freshmen applications for fall admission should be submitted no later than November 1 (early-action) or January 15 (regular decision). Transfer students must apply must submit an application no later than March 1 for fall, or October 1 for spring. Minimum required units (academic years of study) to enter an engineering related major are: English (4), Social Studies (3) Mathematics (4), Lab Science (3), Foreign Language (0), other Academic electives(3). The SAT (550 minimum mathematics score) or ACT (24 minimum mathematics score) is required. To ensure that applicants with unusual qualifications are not denied admission, the above criteria are applied flexibly. Applicants with unusual qualifications should describe them in the narrative section of the application for admission.

Recommendations

Recommended units (academic years of study) for students desiring to enter an engineering related major are: English (4) Social Studies (4), Mathematics (4) Laboratory Science (3), Foreign Language (3), other Academic (3).

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Kenneth Ball
Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
MS 4A3 - Dean/VSE
Fairfax, VA 220304444
Phone: 703-993-1500
Fax: 703-993-1734
ball@gmu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Bioengineering Both Brian Mark Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Both Liza Durant Civil Engineering
Computer Science Both Sanjeev Setia Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Monson Hayes Electrical/Computer Engineering
Information Sciences and Technology Both Andre Manitius Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Oscar Barton Mechanical Engineering
Office of the Dean Both Stephen Nash Other Engineering Disciplines
Statistics Graduate William Rosenberger Other Engineering Disciplines
Systems Engineering and Operations Research Both Ariela Sofer Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

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Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Air Transportation Systems Research Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL Lance Sherry
Assurance Research & Engineering Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Angelos Stavrou
Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence and Cyber Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Mark Pullen
Configuration Analytics and Automation Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Sushil Jajodia
Learning Agents Center Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Gheorghe Tecuci
Secure Information Systems Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Sushil Jajodia

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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Bioengineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Applied Computer Science (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Information Sciences and Technology Information Technology (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Office of the Dean Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Office of the Dean VSE Undeclared Other Engineering Disciplines
Systems Engineering and Operations Research Systems Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering (MEng) Civil Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Software Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science Information Systems (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Information Security and Assurance (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Forensics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Telecommunications (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Information Sciences and Technology Applied Information Technology (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Office of the Dean Data Analytics Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Statistics Biostatistics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Statistics Statistical Science (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Systems Engineering and Operations Research Operations Research (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering and Operations Research Systems Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Bioengineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Office of the Dean Information Technology (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Statistics Statistical Science (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Systems Engineering and Operations Research Systems Engineering and Operations Research (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Bioengineering
  1. Assistive Technology
  2. Bioinformatics
  3. Biomaterials
  4. Biomechanics
  5. Biomedical Imaging
  6. Biometrics
  7. Brain Machine Interfaces
  8. Cell-based assays
  9. Computational Neuroscience
  10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  11. Microfluidics
  12. Musculoskeletal Modeling
  13. Nanomedicine
  14. Nanotechnology
  15. Neuroengineering
  16. Neuroprosthetics
  17. Rehabilitation Engineering
  18. Robotics
  19. Sensorimotor Integration
  20. Ultrasound
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
  1. Environmental Engineering
  2. Geotechnical Engineering
  3. Structural Engineering
  4. Transportation Engineering
  5. Water Resources Engineering
  6. Construction Management
  7. Infrastructure Systems
  8. Data Analytics
  9. Computer Visioning
  10. Artificial Intelligence
  11. Sustainability
  12. Computer Vision
Computer Science
  1. Algorithms and Theory of Computation
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  3. Bioinformatics
  4. Computer Graphics
  5. Systems and Networks
  6. Computer Vision
  7. Cyber-security
  8. Data Mining and Analytics
  9. Parallel and Distributed Systems
  10. Software Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Adaptive Signal Processing
  2. Digital Forensics
  3. Bioengineering Signal Analysis
  4. Green Computing
  5. Image and Video Processing
  6. Communications
  7. Information Theory and Error Control Coding
  8. Nano-Electronics and Device Fabrication
  9. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  10. Computer Networks and Architectures
  11. Robotics
  12. Cryptography
  13. Sonar and Array Signal Processing
  14. Statistical Signal Processing
  15. Detection, Estimation and Tracking
  16. Digital Signal Processing
  17. Electromagnetics
  18. Electronics
  19. VLSI and Embedded Systems
  20. Wireless and Optical Communications
Information Sciences and Technology
  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Data Analytics
  3. Big Data
  4. Information Security and Assurance
  5. Intelligent Agents
  6. Machine Learning
  7. Personalized Learning
  8. Educational Data Mining
  9. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  10. Human-Centered Design
  11. Information Science
  12. Information Science and Technology Education
  13. Mobile Communications
  14. Learning Analytics
  15. Semantic Web
  16. Social Informatics
  17. Social Networks Systems and Security
  18. Web Science
  19. Data for Social Good
  20. Wearable Technologies
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Heat Transfer
  2. Fluid Mechanics
  3. Sustainable Energy Systems
  4. Composite Structure Mechanics
  5. Variational Methods in Mechanics
  6. Dynamical Systems
Office of the Dean
  1. See all departments
Statistics
  1. Applied Probability
  2. Applied Statistics
  3. Big Data
  4. Biometric Identification
  5. Categorical Data Analysis
  6. Clinical Trials
  7. Computational Statistics
  8. Data Mining
  9. Biostatistics
  10. Statistical Genetics
  11. Federal Statistics
  12. Nonparametric Statistics
  13. Statistics in Diagnostic Medicine
  14. Statistics in Networking
  15. Statistical Inference
  16. Statistical Learning
Systems Engineering and Operations Research
  1. Air Transportation
  2. Applied Statistics
  3. Command and Control
  4. Optimization
  5. Petri Nets
  6. Probabilistic Modeling
  7. C4I
  8. Predictive Analytics
  9. Data Mining
  10. Decision Analysis
  11. Decision Support Systems
  12. Military Operations Research
  13. Optimal Control Theory
  14. Queuing Theory
  15. Simulation
  16. Statistical Inference
  17. Stochastic Processes
  18. Systems Architecture
  19. Systems Requirements

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Xi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Local Groups

  • Tau Beta Zeta Engineering Honor Society

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Association of Energy Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity

Local Groups

  • Engineers for International Development
  • Game Analysis & Design Interest Group
  • Inventors Club/Mason Makers
  • Mason LUG Gnu/Linux User Group
  • Mason Mobile Apps Developers
  • Patriot Hackers
  • Robotics Club
  • Student-Run Computing and Technology

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

We have active student organizations and strong involvement with technical societies. Many lower-level undergraduate courses are supported both by graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate teaching assistants and peer mentors. These students provide a valuable mentoring service to students who need assistance in introductory courses. We also provide one-to-one tutoring services for major related technical courses.

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students are encouraged to work on industry related projects with an outside customer, and industry representatives frequently serve as mentors. In the senior year of the mechanical engineering curriculum, a two course major design experience capitalizes on engineering science and design courses taught in previous years. Industry sponsored projects, mentored by faculty and industry sponsors, provide opportunities not only to apply theory and engineering standards but also to develop essential skills for success such as team work and communication. In their senior year, cyber security engineering students complete two semester advanced design capstone course. They work in groups to apply knowledge they have gained to design and implement solutions to a complex real-world problem within a cyber-physical security system. In the electrical engineering program, a hardware and simulation projects course is required. A project plan, progress reports, final report, and oral presentations are required. In the civil and infrastructure engineering program, a senior design project is required of all students. This is a substantial undertaking where students are required to work as part of a team to solve a large-scale, multidimensional problem typically focused on urban infrastructure development. In the computer science department, students are matched with projects based on their interests. Students in the systems engineering program work as a team to develop a system, using the systems engineering lifecycle, from requirements to implementation. In the computer engineering program, a comprehensive project involving assembly and high level programming and hardware (microprocessor and sensors) interfacing is required. Final oral and written reports are presented. Finally, in the two-semester Information Technology capstone courses, students are formed into faculty-coached teams and tasked with managing a real business process re-engineering project for a real organization. The focus is not technology but the issues IT professionals encounter in the business world.

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Established in 1985, the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University provides transformative learning experiences, producing graduates who are prepared to discover solutions to complex global challenges and make the world safer, cleaner, and more prosperous. 


Thirty years ago, the school was one of the first to offer specialized information security and assurance programs, and it holds the distinction of having one of the first U.S. recognized civilian center of excellence in this field. Today the school’s programs continue that tradition by launching the world’s first bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity Engineering.

Located in the heart of the East Coast's most active tech corridor, our undergraduate and graduate students have unparalleled access to the nation's top innovators.
Elite science and technology organizations recognize our faculty as leaders in their fields. Professors bring industry knowledge to the classroom, challenging students to push the boundaries of research, skill, and application based on real-time knowledge of marketplace demand.

Building on the school’s reputation of spearheading new efforts in information technology, our engineering programs have expanded to apply what we've learned about advanced computing to more traditional engineering disciplines including Mechanical Engineering.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranks George Mason University in its top tier of research institutions, with total research expenditures growing from $77 million in 2008-09 to $99 million in 2013-14. Mason, the largest public research university in Virginia, also increased the number of doctoral degrees it conferred by 27 percent.


The school’s research is dedicated to formulating innovative solutions and developing useful technology to solve real-world problems. Some of our recent discoveries include improving wireless communication networks, inventing new ways of imaging with ultrasound devices, and developing robot intelligence and autonomy. Our faculty members and their research teams have also produced promising work for enhancing mental health by combating neurological disorders, improving network security by strengthening IT systems and recovering lost data by using digital laser microscopy.

In the next decade the school expects to continue its transformation to one of the country's largest, most comprehensive schools of engineering by expanding its programs, growing its enrollment, and increasing its research.

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Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Bioengineering 3 2 5 10
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering 3 2 5 10
Computer Science 17 17 6 40
Electrical and Computer Engineering 11 12 6 29
Information Sciences and Technology 1 4 3 8
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 2
Office of the Dean 1 0 0 1
Statistics 2 5 3 10
Systems Engineering and Operations Research 8 2 4 14
Totals: 47 44 33 124

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Bioengineering 1 6 7 1.50
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering 3 20 23 5.00
Computer Science 10 22 32 5.75
Electrical and Computer Engineering 6 41 47 10.50
Information Sciences and Technology 14 57 71 14.25
Mechanical Engineering 5 6 11 1.50
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0.00
Statistics 6 4 10 1.00
Systems Engineering and Operations Research 7 12 19 3.25
Totals: 52 168 220 42.75

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Bioengineering 5 0 5 0.00
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science 14 3 17 2.05
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 1 2 0.75
Information Sciences and Technology 1 1 2 0.25
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0.00
Statistics 0 0 0 0.00
Systems Engineering and Operations Research 1 1 2 0.50
Totals: 24 6 30 3.55

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
Computer Science 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 17 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 1
Information Sciences and Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Office of the Dean 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Systems Engineering and Operations Research 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 5 3
Totals: 3 1 2 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 26 5 0 0 40 7

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 10 7
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 9 3
Information Sciences and Technology 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Systems Engineering and Operations Research 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 6 2 0 0 0 0 8 2 1 0 0 0 18 7 0 0 33 11

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Computer Science 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Information Sciences and Technology 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Systems Engineering and Operations Research 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 25 3 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 5

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Recommended units (academic years of study) for students desiring to enter an engineering related major mirror the requirements at the applicants individual secondary school. Particular emphasis is place on Mathematics courses, and coursework through Pre-Calculus is highly recommended during an applicant's secondary school career. Applicants to the School of Engineering are required to provide SAT or ACT exam results (they can not apply as Score Optional applicants), and it is required that a score of 550 on the Mathematics section of the SAT, or a 24 on the Mathematics sub-section of the ACT, be attained for entry into an engineering or computer science program.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

There are no separate admissions criteria for individual engineering departments.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Application for admission to the university by international students holding or seeking F1 or J1 visas should be made directly to the Admissions Office before January 15 for the subsequent academic year. The deadline is enforced to ensure adequate time to process applications. Applications from international students are reviewed with all other applications. If applicants have not completed a year of work at a college or university in the U.S., they are required to submit a satisfactory score on the SAT or ACT consistent with the requirements for domestic students. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or another approved English language examination, or achieve a minimum score of 450 on the Critical Reading section of an SAT taken before March 2016, or a 500 on the Critical Reading section of an SAT taken after March 2016, to demonstrate English Language proficiency. Sufficient scores on the SAT or ACT exam Mathematics section are still required. A minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS is required for an applicant to be considered for admission. Along with their application for admission, a student must present official documents for all previous study. Applicants seeking an F1 or J1 visa must complete a GMU financial statement accompanied by a current bank statement verifying that funds are available for the first and subsequent years. Students on F1 or J1 visas must maintain full-time status each semester. All new students must submit an Immunization Requirements Card. Health insurance is mandatory for students on F1 or J1 visas. English language proficiency is determined at the sole discretion of the Office of Admissions, and international applications should familiarize themselves with the requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Applicants with permanent residence in the United States and nonimmigrant visa holders must meet freshman or transfer admission requirements. All applicants must complete a domicile and residency form.

Residency Requirements

At least 30 credits toward the degree must be completed at George Mason University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A transfer applicant who has completed at least 30 credit hours of transferable credit must submit official transcripts from each institution attended. Applicants with fewer than 30 credit hours must also submit a copy of their secondary school record in addition to coursework from all post-secondary institutions.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $11,300 $32,582
Room & Board: $12,186 $12,186
Books & Supplies: $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses: $4,908 $4,908
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS) are occasionally required if chosen for institutional verification.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 2,912
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,482
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 842
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 47%
Note: Number of students used for SAT: 621; Number students used for ACT: 133

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 660 560
Reading Range: 630 530
Writing Range: 600 510
Combined Range: 1280 1100
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 29 25
Composite Range: 29 24

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Applied Computer Science (B.S.) 23 11 23 37 94 23
Bioengineering (B.S.) 53 38 35 68 194 11
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.) 48 43 71 107 269 25
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 91 43 41 49 224 37
Computer Science (B.S.) 284 197 213 218 912 113
Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.) 105 42 20 14 181 7
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 54 52 67 131 304 73
Information Technology (B.S.) 106 128 319 376 929 467
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 85 45 41 32 203 20
Systems Engineering (B.S.) 15 18 35 67 135 21
VSE Undeclared 252 161 113 29 555 84
Totals: 1116 778 978 1128 4000 881

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 2 2 0 21 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 29 0
Women 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 24 0
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 25 1 1 0 38 1
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 25 1 6 0 0 0 25 2 7 0 78 3
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 13 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 8 0 2 1 16 0 0 0 73 3 15 0 1 0 103 3 20 0 238 7
Women 4 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 14 1 5 0 0 0 11 0 5 0 46 1
Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 0 0 44 2 9 0 82 2
Women 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 23 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 22 1 2 0 39 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 15 0
Information Technology (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 33 1 8 0 1 0 27 0 1 0 85 1
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 21 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 12 2 0 0 9 0 8 1 0 0 39 4 4 1 77 8
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 8 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 0
VSE Undeclared
Men 23 0 1 0 21 3 0 0 41 2 26 0 2 0 57 3 11 1 182 9
Women 8 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 15 1 16 0 1 0 15 0 4 0 70 1
Totals: 79 0 16 1 106 5 2 0 286 11 107 1 5 0 443 18 72 2 1116 38

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 9 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 22 1
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 0
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 16 0 2 0 32 1
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 2 3 0 0 0 21 2 2 0 37 4
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 0 3 0 15 1 1 0 55 0 12 1 1 0 70 6 7 1 173 9
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 2 1 0 0 8 0 1 0 24 1
Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 19 2 1 0 35 2
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 21 1 4 0 44 2
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Information Technology (B.S.)
Men 4 0 2 0 10 5 0 0 38 10 11 4 0 0 26 10 5 1 96 30
Women 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 18 2 5 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 32 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 19 2 2 0 41 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 12 1
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
VSE Undeclared
Men 9 0 6 0 15 4 0 0 27 2 12 4 0 0 45 4 5 0 119 14
Women 2 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 17 1 4 1 1 0 12 1 1 1 42 6
Totals: 47 0 27 1 77 14 1 0 225 17 63 13 2 0 302 32 34 3 778 80

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 12 1 1 0 18 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 5 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 19 2
Women 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 16 2
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 1 12 1 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 0 26 3 2 0 54 7
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 17 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 12 1 2 1 2 0 12 1 1 0 36 4
Women 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 13 1 3 2 17 2 0 0 58 9 12 1 0 0 71 16 6 0 180 31
Women 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 3 0 0 16 0 0 0 33 3
Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 11 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 13 4 4 5 1 0 24 2 3 1 55 14
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
Information Technology (B.S.)
Men 4 2 6 1 17 7 1 0 103 46 20 19 0 0 82 38 10 5 243 118
Women 2 0 1 2 4 4 0 0 38 10 13 2 1 0 16 9 1 3 76 30
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 8 0 5 0 0 0 14 1 2 0 35 3
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 1
Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 2 0 25 2
Women 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 10 1
VSE Undeclared
Men 6 3 4 0 10 5 0 0 23 8 17 2 0 0 31 13 3 1 94 32
Women 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 4 4 3 1 0 0 8 5 1 1 19 13
Totals: 67 9 24 6 90 25 1 0 308 86 91 37 4 0 356 94 37 11 978 268

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 19 10 0 0 27 14
Women 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 4
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 1 2 1 0 0 14 2 1 0 29 5
Women 4 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 39 1
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 1 0 0 17 5 0 0 10 2 4 0 0 0 37 7 3 0 78 15
Women 3 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 29 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 3 1 5 0 0 0 12 5 4 3 0 0 12 10 2 0 39 20
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 3
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 16 1 2 2 22 7 0 0 46 13 8 7 0 0 81 22 5 3 180 55
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 5 2 0 0 0 15 0 2 1 38 6
Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 14 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 1 4 3 15 6 0 0 24 10 8 8 0 0 41 18 4 1 107 47
Women 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 2 2 1 0 0 7 4 0 0 24 8
Information Technology (B.S.)
Men 10 3 6 12 35 25 1 0 125 72 14 24 3 2 88 81 17 7 299 226
Women 2 0 2 3 3 5 0 0 46 24 8 3 0 0 15 21 1 0 77 56
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 5 0 2 2 0 1 11 1 0 0 28 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 1 4 1 4 3 1 0 9 1 3 1 1 0 17 7 1 1 50 15
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 17 1
VSE Undeclared
Men 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 7 2 3 2 0 0 7 3 1 0 21 9
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 84 10 25 25 135 56 2 0 348 146 73 53 4 3 415 189 42 13 1128 495

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Applied Computer Science (B.S.) 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 12 0 16 14 2
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 10 1 0 12 0 25 14 11
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.) 6 2 9 0 13 3 1 41 1 76 53 23
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 5 2 1 0 9 2 0 10 1 30 28 2
Computer Science (B.S.) 11 1 9 0 44 2 0 54 5 126 100 26
Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 5 6 5 0 24 6 0 22 1 69 62 7
Information Technology (B.S.) 11 15 25 0 123 25 3 108 8 318 256 62
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Systems Engineering (B.S.) 6 1 1 0 10 3 0 23 0 44 30 14
VSE Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 44 28 53 0 235 42 4 283 16 705 558 147

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 16
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 6 1 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 25
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.) 2 4 2 0 6 3 0 0 8 5 1 2 1 0 32 9 1 0 76
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 2 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 30
Computer Science (B.S.) 5 6 1 0 7 2 0 0 33 11 2 0 0 0 48 6 4 1 126
Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 3 2 6 0 3 2 0 0 22 2 6 0 0 0 21 1 1 0 69
Information Technology (B.S.) 7 4 11 4 22 3 0 0 93 30 21 4 2 1 92 16 8 0 318
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Systems Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 3 3 0 0 0 12 11 0 0 44
VSE Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 28 16 24 4 42 11 0 0 176 59 36 6 3 1 234 49 15 1 705

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Applied Computer Science (B.S.) no 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Bioengineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Cyber Security Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Information Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Systems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
VSE Undeclared no 0.00 0.00 Both Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Application Deadlines for our school are based on the desire of the applicant for school or academic departmental funding. For Fall 2017 the funding deadline is December 15th, 2016 and the non-funding deadline is March 15th, 2017. We have a space available deadline until June 15th, 2017 for applicants requiring an F1/J1 Visa to study in the US and July 19th, 2017 for those that do not need a Visa. The nonrefundable application fee for on-line applications is $75. All items for the application must be uploaded, including letters of recommendation, before the applicant submits the application. The only items to be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions are official transcripts. GRE requirements vary by program.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Students must meet all requirements and regulations of the university and their school or department. Students must present with their application for admission international transcripts in the original language and translated into English. Diplomas and degree certificates are also required. Graduate applicants' documents should show the award of either a bachelor degree or equivalent, and a graduate degree. George Mason University has specific guidelines regarding the submission of international transcripts and evaluations. The policy can be reviewed at https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/how-apply/international. Students who have not earned a degree in the U.S. must complete the TOEFL and have attained a score of 570 or higher on the paper exam, 230 on the compute-based test, or a minimum of 88 total on the Internet-based TOEFL with 20 points in each section. The certificate for financial responsibility is required for students seeking F-1/J-1 Visas, along with original bank statements showing that funding is available for the entire course of study, and photocopy of a passport. Int'l students must meet and conform to all U.S. INS regulations. Int'l students outside the U.S. must obtain the appropriate F1 or J1 visa at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Students in F1 or J1 visa status must pursue a full course of study. All students in F1 or J1 visa status will be automatically billed for the mandatory health insurance plan for int'l students.

Residency Requirements

A master's candidate must have completed at least 18 graduate credits at the university after having been admitted to degree status.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A master's student may transfer up to twelve semester hours of graduate credit earned in non-degree status, at other regionally accredited institutions (U.S. and Canada), or earned at another institution recommended for graduate credit in the American Council of Education Guidebook before the student enrolled in the George Mason program, if applicable to the GMU degree program and earned within the six years prior to admission, with a minimum B grade.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $16,124 $34,402
Room & Board: $16,862 $16,862
Books & Supplies: $1,382 $1,382
Other Expenses: $5,376 $5,376
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Graduate funding exclusive of the federal financial aid programs (via the FAFSA) is administered by the individual graduate departments. Students interested in pursuing graduate assistantships, fellowships, or scholarships should contact their graduate department. Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS) are occasionally required if chosen for institutional verification.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,673
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,233
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 550

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Information Technology (M.S.)
Men 13 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 9 35 1 2 0 1 2 47 0 2 25 95
Women 10 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 3 10 1 6 0 0 2 14 0 1 18 34
Biostatistics (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (M.S.)
Men 10 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 2 5 1 3 0 1 3 18 0 0 19 32
Women 3 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 5 15
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 38 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 41 16
Women 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 12 5
Computer Forensics (M.S.)
Men 8 1 0 6 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 7 16 1 1 18 34
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 6 11
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 88 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 8 27 0 0 99 40
Women 38 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 41 13
Data Analytics Engineering (M.S.)
Men 44 7 3 5 0 6 0 0 7 14 2 12 0 0 12 52 0 2 68 98
Women 22 1 2 4 0 4 0 0 2 11 0 3 0 0 3 17 1 0 30 40
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 16 3 0 2 0 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 22 0 0 20 34
Women 6 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 6
Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering (MEng)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Information Security and Assurance (M.S.)
Men 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 4 0 0 5 10 1 2 19 28
Women 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
Information Systems (M.S.)
Men 22 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 23 15
Women 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 28 7
Operations Research (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 6 11 0 2 7 21
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 8
Software Engineering (M.S.)
Men 10 3 0 2 0 5 0 0 3 13 2 3 0 0 1 18 0 3 16 47
Women 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 1 10 12
Statistical Science (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 12 0 0 7 19
Women 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 10 4
Systems Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 2 7 1 3 0 0 3 26 0 2 10 44
Women 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 9 0 1 4 15
Telecommunications (M.S.)
Men 33 10 0 2 1 2 0 0 3 5 0 10 0 1 4 19 1 4 42 53
Women 22 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 23 13
Totals: 460 62 7 40 10 52 0 0 47 147 12 65 0 4 77 378 4 23 617 771

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 4
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 16 4
Women 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 7 6
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 44 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 6 14 0 0 54 30
Women 12 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 21 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 11 0 0 28 18
Women 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 2
Information Technology (Ph.D.)
Men 15 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 2 9 0 2 0 0 2 14 0 1 19 35
Women 9 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 14 8
Statistical Science (Ph.D.)
Men 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 2
Women 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Systems Engineering and Operations Research (Ph.D.)
Men 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 7 12
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 153 25 7 16 1 6 0 0 9 17 1 4 0 0 24 59 0 1 195 128

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Applied Information Technology (M.S.) 9 2 2 0 23 3 0 17 3 59 40 19
Biostatistics (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (M.S.) 4 3 1 0 5 1 0 11 0 25 16 9
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 19 2 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 29 19 10
Computer Forensics (M.S.) 2 1 1 0 9 6 0 8 0 27 24 3
Computer Science (M.S.) 52 1 0 0 3 0 0 10 0 66 48 18
Data Analytics Engineering (M.S.) 14 0 0 0 2 1 0 10 0 27 19 8
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 10 4 0 0 4 0 0 9 0 27 20 7
Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering (MEng) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 6 0
Information Security and Assurance (M.S.) 9 4 0 0 2 1 0 9 1 26 22 4
Information Systems (M.S.) 29 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 34 25 9
Operations Research (M.S.) 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 10 0 15 12 3
Software Engineering (M.S.) 7 0 1 0 3 1 0 5 0 17 9 8
Statistical Science (M.S.) 1 2 2 0 3 2 1 6 0 17 12 5
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 5 1 1 0 1 2 0 11 2 23 19 4
Telecommunications (M.S.) 60 1 1 0 7 3 0 13 0 85 67 18
Totals: 223 24 10 0 66 25 1 128 7 484 359 125

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Information Technology (M.S.) 3 6 1 1 0 2 0 0 15 8 2 1 0 0 16 1 3 0 59
Biostatistics (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 25
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 11 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 29
Computer Forensics (M.S.) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 5 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 27
Computer Science (M.S.) 36 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 66
Data Analytics Engineering (M.S.) 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 8 2 0 0 27
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 27
Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering (MEng) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6
Information Security and Assurance (M.S.) 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 1 26
Information Systems (M.S.) 20 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 34
Operations Research (M.S.) 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 15
Software Engineering (M.S.) 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 17
Statistical Science (M.S.) 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 17
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 10 1 2 0 23
Telecommunications (M.S.) 43 17 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 0 0 13 0 0 0 85
Totals: 151 72 19 5 4 6 0 0 50 16 19 6 1 0 110 18 5 2 484

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Applied Information Technology (M.S.) 0 0 0
Biostatistics (M.S.) 0 0 0
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Forensics (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 0
Data Analytics Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering (MEng) 0 0 0
Information Security and Assurance (M.S.) 0 0 0
Information Systems (M.S.) 0 0 0
Operations Research (M.S.) 0 0 0
Software Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Statistical Science (M.S.) 0 0 0
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Telecommunications (M.S.) 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 6 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 11 8 3
Information Technology (Ph.D.) 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 11 8 3
Statistical Science (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 2 2
Systems Engineering and Operations Research (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0
Totals: 18 6 0 0 7 1 0 6 0 38 28 10

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Information Technology (Ph.D.) 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11
Statistical Science (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Systems Engineering and Operations Research (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Totals: 14 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 38

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Bioengineering
Total#: 17 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,202,608 Industry: $4,880 Priv/Non: $58,681
State: $301,736 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,567,905
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
Total#: 15 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,033,718 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $2,405
State: $76,036 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,112,159
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 54 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,727,975 Industry: $168,597 Priv/Non: $209,695
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,106,267
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 44 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,147,906 Industry: $191,335 Priv/Non: $0
State: $135,895 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,475,136
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Information Sciences and Technology
Total#: 10 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $253,414 Industry: $28,578 Priv/Non: $3,913
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $285,905
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Office of the Dean
Total#: 3 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $78,983 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $78,983
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Statistics
Total#: 9 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $163,062 Industry: $46,408 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $209,470
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Systems Engineering and Operations Research
Total#: 10 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $582,479 Industry: $51,425 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $633,904
Totals:
Total#: 162 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $8,190,145 Industry: $491,223 Priv/Non: $274,694
State: $513,667 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $9,469,729

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Air Transportation Systems Research
Total#: 3 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $110,548 Industry: $4,424 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $114,972
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Assurance Research & Engineering
Total#: 16 Foreign: $91,846 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,307,295 Industry: $-853 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,398,288
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence and Cyber
Total#: 25 Foreign: $10,267 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,080,503 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $3,379
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,094,149
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Configuration Analytics and Automation
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Learning Agents Center
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $233,342 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $233,342
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Secure Information Systems
Total#: 16 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,279,521 Industry: $84,399 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,363,920
Totals:
Total#: 62 Foreign: $102,113 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,011,209 Industry: $87,970 Priv/Non: $3,379
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,204,671


Grand Totals:
Total#: 224 Foreign: $102,113 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $15,201,354 Industry: $579,193 Priv/Non: $278,073
State: $513,667 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $16,674,400

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Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Bioengineering

Performs research in biomedical imaging, biosensors, bioinformatics, biomedical signal processing, and neuroengineering.

Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

Performs research in the areas of civil and environmental systems engineering, infrastructure engineering and security, transportation systems, construction and facilities management, and urban systems engineering.

Computer Science

Performs research in areas such as artificial intelligence, computational biology and bioinformatics, computer networks, computer graphics and visualization, computer game technologies, computer vision and robotics, parallel and distributed systems, machine learning, computer and network security, database management systems, software engineering, software testing, data mining, theoretical computer science, wireless networks, and cyber-physical systems.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Performs research in areas such as bioengineering, control and robotics, communication and signal processing, computer engineering, microelectronics and electromagnetics, computer forensics, and photonics.

Information Sciences and Technology

Performs research in areas such as information security and assurance, and machine learning.

Office of the Dean

In addition to the research conducted within individual departments, the Volgenau School of Engineering operates the following research centers: Center for Air Transportation Systems Research, Center for Assurance Research and Engineering, Center for Command, Control, Computing, Communications and Intelligence (C4I), Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation, Center for Secure Information Systems, and the Learning Agents Center.

Statistics

Performs research in the areas of biostatistics, data confidentiality, data mining, visualization, computational statistics, statistical genetics, biometrics identification, sequential analysis and design of clinical trials, and network analysis.

Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Research areas include air transportation systems, systems engineering architecures, human factors, command and control, data fusion, advanced analytics, optimization, simulation, and military operations research.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Air Transportation Systems Research

The Center for Air Transportation Systems Research (CATSR) is a pioneer in the application of big data analytics, stochastic simulation, and human-in-the-loop testing to the study of complex, adaptive systems (CAS) composed of a network-of-networks of distributed, autonomous, adaptive agents. Provides a program of cutting-edge research, development, and education in the critical area of modern air transportation systems as well as other distribution systems such as energy, water, and information. Research is funded by NSF, NASA, and the FAA. GMU is a member of the FAA National Center of Excellence in Operations Research (NEXTOR).

Assurance Research & Engineering

The Center for Assurance Research & Engineering has leading experts in Cyber Security and Assurance areas including: Network Intrusion Detection, Malware Analysis, Understanding & Protection, Automated Network Defense Systems, Infrastructure and Railroad Security, Cognitive Radio and RADAR Security, Voice Based Service Provisioning, and Safety of Healthcare Processes.

Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence and Cyber

The C4I Center is the nation's first and only civilian university-based entity offering a comprehensive academic and research program in defense Command, Control, Communications and Computing. In addition, the Center's leading edge work in probabilistic ontologies, information fusion, probabilistic forecasting and applied cybersecurity have established the Center as a significant research contributor in the Intelligence Community. The C4I Center performs research in modeling and simulation, sensing and fusion, C3 architectures, communications and signal processing, decision support systems, and distributed education and training. The Center provides a bridge between Volgenau faculty expertise and the needs of the Defense and Intelligence communities' intelligence information technology users and research organizations. The Center conducts active outreach programs to government and industry, and is a leading contributor to AFCEA, STIDS and ICRRTS conferences.

Configuration Analytics and Automation

The Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation has been established under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Program (I/UCRC). The center is a multi-university and multi-industry consortium established and led by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in partnership with George Mason University and a broad membership of industry and government organizations. The goal of CCAA is to build the critical mass of inter-disciplinary academic researchers and industry partners for addressing the current and future challenges of configuration analytics and automation to improve service assurability, security and resiliency of enterprise IT systems, cloud/SDN data centers, and cyber-physical systems by applying innovative analytics and automation.

Learning Agents Center

The Learning Agents Center conducts fundamental and experimental research on the development of knowledge-based learning and problem solving agents. The center also supports teaching in the areas of intelligent agents, machine learning, knowledge acquisition, and artificial intelligence. Major research areas include instructable agents, multistrategy learning and knowledge acquisition, domain modeling, knowledge representation and ontologies, cooperative problem solving, intelligent tutoring systems, and natural language processing. The center is developing the Disciple theory, methodology and agent shells for building agents that can be taught how to solve problems by subject matter experts. Disciple agents have been developed for a variety of problems including center of gravity analysis, course of action critiquing, emergency planning, intelligence analysis, tutoring of higher-order thinking skills in history and statistics, engineering design, and Ph.D. advisor selection.

Secure Information Systems

The Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS) provides a dedicated environment to encourage the development of expertise in both the theoretical and applied aspects of information systems security. Established in 1990, CSIS has the distinction of being the first academic center in security at a U.S. university. It is one of the National Security Agency's original Centers for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, a designation it continues to hold. In 2008, NSA established a new designation - The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-Research). CSIS has earned this new designation, and is designated for both CAEIAE and CAE-Research through 2014. CSIS differentiates itself from other centers by working in a broad spectrum of security topics and issues. The Center resides within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) at George Mason University (Mason).

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Air Transportation
  • Algorithms and Theory of Computation
  • Applied Probability
  • Applied Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Array Processing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Assistive Technology
  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biometrics
  • Biometrics Identification
  • Biostatistics
  • Brain Machine Interface
  • C4I
  • C4I Architecture
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Cell-based assays
  • Clinical Trials
  • Command and Control
  • Command and Control
  • Communications
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Computational Statistics
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Arithmetic
  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Visioning
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Construction Management
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptography Engineering
  • Cyber-security
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Flow Architectures
  • Data Mining
  • Data Mining Analytics
  • Decision Analysis
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Detection, Estimation and Tracking
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • E-Commerce
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Error Control Coding
  • Expert Systems
  • Federal Statistics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Green Computing
  • Heterogeneous Computing
  • Image Processing
  • Image and Video Compression
  • Information Security and Assurance
  • Information Theory
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Machine Learning
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Microfluidics
  • Microprocessors/Microcontrollers
  • Military Operations Research
  • Musculoskeletal Modeling
  • Nano-Electronics and Device Fabrication
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Optimal Control Theory
  • Optimization
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Petri Nets
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Probabilistic Modeling
  • Queuing Theory
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensorimotor Integration
  • Simulation
  • Software Engineering
  • Sonar Signal Processing
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Learning
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Statistics in Diagnostic Medicine
  • Statistics in Networking
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Architecture
  • Systems Requirements
  • Systems and Network
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Transportation Systems
  • Ultrasound
  • VLSI and Embedded Systems
  • Video Processing
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Wireless and Optical Communications

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

MS Operations Research and Statistical Science
MS Mathematics and Statistical Science

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Bioengineering
Appointments: 0 10 10 0 20
Stipends: $0 $1,978 $2,056 $0
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
Appointments: 0 10 14 0 24
Stipends: $0 $2,333 $2,194 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 50 26 0 76
Stipends: $0 $1,769 $2,138 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 31 24 0 55
Stipends: $0 $1,028 $1,752 $0
Information Sciences and Technology
Appointments: 0 47 3 0 50
Stipends: $0 $1,471 $1,914 $0
Office of the Dean
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Statistics
Appointments: 0 14 1 0 15
Stipends: $0 $2,095 $2,333 $0
Systems Engineering and Operations Research
Appointments: 0 13 2 0 15
Stipends: $0 $1,318 $1,975 $0
All Total Appointments 0 175 80 0 255

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Air Transportation Systems Research
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Assurance Research & Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 3 3
Stipends: $0 $2,482 $0
Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence and Cyber
Appointments: 0 0 3 3
Stipends: $0 $1,955 $0
Configuration Analytics and Automation
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Learning Agents Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Secure Information Systems
Appointments: 0 0 2 2
Stipends: $0 $2,278 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 8 8