George Mason University

Volgenau School of Engineering

Electrical Engineering (MS)


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Electrical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with specializations in the following areas: Communications and Networks Signal Processing Control and Robotics Microelectronics and Electromagnetics/Microwaves Architecture-Based Systems Integration Computer Engineering, formerly a specialization area, is now a separate degree program, Master of Science in Computer Engineering. Students in the MSEE program can continue to take computer engineering courses as part of their degree program. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has an outstanding faculty of twentyfive full time professors, six of whom are Fellows of IEEE or other Professional Societies. The department offers more than fifty graduate-level courses in the areas listed above. Sponsored Research Projects within the Department include the following: Mobile Communications Networks; High Speed Data Networks; Variable Bit-Rate Videocoding; Signal Processing for Hearing Impaired; Non-Gaussian Detection; Self Adaptive Equalization; Signal Processing in Spatially Arrayed Sensors; RISC Computing; Fault Detection and Diagnosis; Computational Control Applied to Flexible Structures; Autopilots for Submarine Depth Control; Tracking Algorithms for Robots with Redundant DOF; Power Microwave Devices; Ion Implantation in Compound Semiconductors; Fabrication and Characterization of SiC material and devices; Characterization of Semiconductor Materials and Silicon on Insulator Devices; Image Processing; Sensor Management and Scheduling; Efficient Implementations of Cryptographic Algorithms; Wireless Network Security; Computer Arithmetic; Reconfigurable Computing. Many of these projects provide opportunities for Research Assistantships. In addition the department has a number of Teaching Assistantships.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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

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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