12 months
1412 USD/credit 42360 USD/year
1412 USD/credit 42360 USD/year
524 USD/credit 15720 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Computational Science at George Mason University  addresses the growing demand for trained computational scientists and engineers, and data scientists.

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The Computational Science program from George Mason University combines a solid foundation in computational science skills with courses in a variety of scientific and engineering computer-intensive areas where modeling and simulation, data analysis, and high performance computing play a central role.

Working with an advisor, a student may choose to pursue an area of emphasis. 

The areas of emphasis are:

  • Computer Modeling and Simulation: Intended for students who wish to learn computational solution techniques for modeling and simulation of scientific and engineering phenomena.
  • Data Science: Intended for students who wish to learn computational methods for acquiring, extracting, and analyzing large-scale data obtained by observations, experiments, modeling, and database searches.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical Methods
  • Scientific Databases
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Scientific and Statistical Visualization
  • Directed Reading and Research
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the Computational Science, MS should have academic backgrounds in the following appropriate fields: physical or biological sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. They should have an undergraduate degree from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 3.00 in their last 60 credits of study.

  • To apply, prospective students should complete the George Mason University Admissions Application, supply two copies of official transcripts from each university attended, a current résumé, and an expanded goals statement. Applicants should also provide two letters of recommendation and an official report of scores on the GRE-GEN.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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