George Mason University

Volgenau School of Engineering

Systems Engineering (MS)


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Systems Engineering, MS

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Systems Engineering is concerned with the effective design, production, deployment, operation, maintenance, refinement, and retirement of reliable systems within cost and time constraints. Systems Engineering applies an appropriate combination of theories and tools, carried out through the use of a suitable methodology and a set of system management procedures, to address real world problems that are often of large scale and scope. Systems engineering activities vary from requirements definition or specification to the conceptual and functional development of systems. Our efforts are focused on architectural concerns, on behavioral factors as they affect the human-machine interaction and the design of decision support systems, on system performance and evaluation, and on systems management. GMU's educational and research program in Systems Engineering addresses a broad range of issues relevant to the design, implementation, analysis and management of systems. Specialization areas include Systems Engineering Methods (SEM), Systems Management (SMG), Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence Systems (C4I), and Systems Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (CBS). Research activities include both fundamental and applied research. GMU's graduate program in Systems Engineering recognizes the importance of balancing an education in quantitative models and engineering tools with a proper understanding of the systems "perspective".


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

George Mason University requires graduate applicants to hold a credential that we evaluate to be comparable to a four-year bachelor’s degree. Comparability is determined by a review of your grades, the rigor and content of your curriculum, and other factors as required by your graduate program or department. All applicants must submit a complete credential package by the appropriate deadline. Failure to do so may result in a late review of your application or denial of admission due to insufficient academic credentials. Complete credentials include course transcripts for each semester completed in your degree program, and the degree certificate or diploma if a graduation date, with the name of your degree, is not listed on the transcript You must submit all credentials in both the original language and English.

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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