12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
663 USD/credit 19890 USD/year
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The degree in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University  prepares graduates to fill the current and future need for information security and assurance professionals. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Graduates work in a wide variety of capacities, protecting the information systems of different types of organizations and supporting the nation's information infrastructure. 

Key Features 

  • The program gives graduates a theoretical understanding of the science and methodologies for ensuring the secrecy and integrity of data, as well as the availability and legitimate use of data and information systems.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Information Security Theory and Practice
  • Network Security
  • Principles and Practice of Communication Networks
  • Computer Communications and Networking
  • Biometrics and Identity Management
  • Security Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must hold a four-year (120-credit minimum) baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have earned a GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 credits. Other requirements are as follows:

  • Submit the appropriate application with two letters of recommendation from people directly knowledgeable of the applicant's professional and academic competence, a one-page goals statement, and a work resume.
  • International students must submit their English Proficiency scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    19890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 663 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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