Fast-Track Graduate Admissions

If you are a high-achieving Mason Engineering alum who has shown exemplary work in an undergraduate degree, consider our Fast-Track graduate admission process.

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The newly renovated Fenwick Library features a research commons, a 24-hour cafe, and designated graduate study spaces. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Who is Eligible

  • Mason Engineering alumni who graduated with a 3.0 or better overall GPA in one of our BS programs.

  • Current Mason Engineering undergraduates within one semester of graduation with a 3.0 or better GPA. A final 3.0 or better GPA in the BS must be confirmed prior to first course registration.

  • Students applying to Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering graduate programs must have a 3.5 or better overall GPA.

Application Requirements

  • Fill out an online application to a master's degree program at the College of Engineering and Computing.

  • Upload your transcripts.

  • Upload a blank document or PDF with the words "Fast-Track" in lieu of the Goals Statement on the online application to help us identify your eligibility more quickly. 

  • Upload a blank document or PDF with the words "Fast-Track" in lieu of the resume on the online application. 

  • Prior to submitting the application, in order to waive the recommendation letters requirement email  cecgrad@gmu.edu with the subject line: Fast Track application. Note: Only applicants who qualify for Fast-Track will receive a waiver.

  • Submit your application and the non-refundable application fee.

Restrictions

  • Applications are subject to deadlines; no exceptions.

  • Applications are not granted automatic admission, nor are students granted special consideration beyond the reduction of required supplementary materials at the time of application.

  • In-state tuition eligibility does not automatically roll over from bachelor's to master's. To be considered for in-state tuition rates, the in-state tuition application must be completed through the online application.

Master's Degree Options

Some master's programs require specific pre-requisite courses. If you have questions, email Graduate Studies or call 703-993-1512.

Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Civil/Infrastructure Engineering
None

Computer Science

Your BS Degree

Prerequisites

  • Applied Computer Science
None
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 125, CS 310, CS 330

Digital Forensics

Your BS Degree

Prerequisites

  • Applied Information Technology
B or better in IT 445 and IT 342 or CS 471
  • Applied Computer Science
B or better in CS 471 or ECE 445
  • Computer Science
B or better in CS 471 or ECE 445
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in CS 471 or ECE 445
  • Electrical Engineering
B or better in CS 471 or ECE 445

Computer Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Electrical Engineering
None
  • Computer Engineering
None

Electrical Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Electrical Engineering
None
  • Computer Engineering
None

Applied Information Technology

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology 
None

Information Security and Assurance

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology
B or better in IT 106, IT 206, IT 212, IT 306, IT 342, MATH 125
  • Applied Computer Science
None
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 125, CS 310

Information Systems

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology
B or better in IT 106, IT 206, IT 212, IT 306, IT 342, MATH 125
  • Applied Computer Science
None
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 125, CS 330

Software Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology
B or better in IT 106, IT 206, IT 212, IT 306, IT 342, MATH 125
  • Applied Computer Science
None 
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 125, CS 310

Cyber Security Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
All CEC Bachelor's Degrees applicable 

None

Data Analytics Engineering, Individual Plan of Study (no concentration)

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
All CEC Bachelor's Degrees applicable 

B or better in MATH 108 or MATH 113

B or better in STAT 250 or higher

B or better in CS 112 or higher or a foundational course in computer programming

Statistics

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Applied Information Technology
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Civil/Infrastructure Engineering
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Applied Computer Science
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Computer Science
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Electrical Engineering
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Systems Engineering
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351

Telecommunications

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology
B or better in MATH 112, IT 300
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
None
  • Applied Computer Science
None
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
None
  • Electrical Engineering
None
  • Systems Engineering
None