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 graduate Systems Engineering program from George Mason University leading to the Master of Science emphasizes both analytical and practical aspects of engineering complex systems.

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Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in using qualitative and quantitative tools relevant to systems engineering practice.  

Key Features 

  • The  Systems Engineering program from George Mason University   also prepares students for careers in research and development and for pursuing advanced graduate study leading to the PhD degree in Systems Engineering and Operations Research.
  • Mason'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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Systems Engineering Principles 
  • Systems Definition and Cost Modeling
  • System Methodology and Modeling
  • System Engineering Design
  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Analytics and Decision Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Earned or will earn a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally acredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-US institution.
  • Applications may be submitted during the final year of undergraduate study. Note: Acceptance is contingent on award of a baccalaureate degree before matriculation to a graduate or professional program at Mason.

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.


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