Admission is competitive among students who fulfill admission requirements for graduate study at the Computer Science Department of George Mason University.
Students seeking admission to the M.S. in Computer Science program must satisfy the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree that includes Data Structures and Algorithms (CS 310 Data Structures) Automata Theory and Formal Languages (CS 330 Formal Methods and Models), and Computer Architecture including Assembly Language (CS 367 Computer Systems and Programming). Students also must have completed Calculus I and II and a substantial course in discrete mathematics (such as MATH 125 Discrete Mathematics I (Mason Core)). Undergraduate credit earned for this purpose may not be applied toward the graduate degree.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work.
- Submit transcripts of all post-secondary education. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for application review. However, upon admission, applicants will need to provide official transcripts before enrolling in the program.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
- International students must submit an official GRE General test score report. The GRE is waived for applicants with a US Bachelor's degree or higher.
- TOEFL or IELTS is required of all applicants whose native language is not English, and who have not received a degree from a university in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.