High-Tech facilities

The College of Engineering and Computing has buildings and labs across Northern Virginia, including the Nguyen Engineering Building on our Fairfax Campus.

Research with impact

Peterson Hall on Mason's Fairfax Campus houses our Department of Bioengineering and a few of our faculty's labs where they conduct innovative research in nano-materials and biomedicine.

Centers and labs

Our faculty are leaders of numerous centers and labs that cross disciplines. Their centers, labs, and collaborations solve some of the world's grand challenges, like battling cancer, building resilient communities, and protecting our cyber infrastructure.

Graduate Admissions

Why George Mason University? 


As part of Virginia’s largest public research university, the College of Engineering and Computing is recognized as an innovative and entrepreneurial institution that sets our students up for success.

In 2021, the college earned a top 100 slot in the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Higher Education Research and Development rankings.

Access to opportunities

At Mason, our graduate students are able to intentionally explore their research areas and beyond. Graduate students have access to: 

  • Numerous and diverse career and graduate-assistantship opportunities
  • Networking opportunities with the more than 100,000 Mason alumni who live and work in the Washington, D.C., area

  • Classes offered at convenient times and locations so you can work while you complete your degree

Our faculty are considered among the top ranks by the best science and technology organizations in the world.

They bring their industry knowledge to the classroom, challenging you to push the boundaries of research, skill, and application based on real-time knowledge of marketplace demand. Our faculty push the envelope in their areas of expertise and are awarded grants for their groundbreaking research, giving you the opportunity to be a part of dynamic and multi-disciplinary research teams in your time at Mason. 

Explore the George Mason University catalog for our full list of masters and PhD programs. 

After graduation, our students land outstanding jobs in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) area in industry, healthcare, and private and public-sector employers.

Our locations in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Counties provide you with access to government agencies and companies in the Dulles Technology Corridor and Loudoun County’s data centers. Many faculty members have established working relationships with these entities as they conduct research for and in coordination with their professional colleagues.

Our graduates work at: 

Deloitte Google
J.P. Morgan Kudu Dynamics
Michael Baker International Neal Analytics
San Francisco State University U.S. Military Academy


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