George Mason University

Volgenau School of Engineering

Computer Engineering


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Computer Engineering, MS

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering in conjunction with the Computer Science Department. Computer Engineering is one of the fastest growing fields nationwide and it attracts a growing number of students. Computer Engineering is a field which is at the interface between the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering disciplines, as it involves knowledge of both hardware development, from microelectronics to devices and to digital systems, and software at all levels of digital system architectures. The major distinction between Computer Engineering and Computer Science is that the Computer Engineer is more concerned with the physical implementation of computing devices, the interaction between hardware and software, and the methodologies for designing digital systems. The major distinction between Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering is that the Computer Engineer is more concerned with the computational aspects of Electrical Engineering problems and the implementation of these solutions in digital devices. The prime specialization areas of Computer Engineering at George Mason include: Digital Systems Design Computer Networks Network and System Security Microprocessors and Embedded Systems


Southern Association of Colleges and Universities

International Student Requirements:

For students who have not earned a Bachelor's degree from a United States university, satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination, and for those students whose native language is not English a minimum score of 230 (computer based) or 575 (paper based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language and 4.5 on the TOEFL Test of Written English (essay). A minimum score of 250 (computer based) or 600 (paper based) is required for applicants who wish to be considered for a graduate teaching or research assistantship.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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