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 purpose of the MS in Cyber Security Engineering from George Mason University is to provide students with the currently rare combination of highly technical knowledge and skills, cyber security expertise, and a holistic systems engineering perspective. 

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The program provides instruction on the design, planning, and management of systems and procedures for protecting critical physical and cyber infrastructure from external threats, including terrorism. 

Key Features 

  • The Cyber Security Engineering program at George Mason University provides students with the deep technical foundations of cyber security in the form of software, hardware, networking, and cryptography, as well as systems engineering tools and methods to design and secure complex cyber physical systems. 
  • Students learn homeland security policy, critical infrastructure policy, information security, matrix vulnerability assessment, threat assessment, physical security, personnel security, operational security, contingency planning, case analyses of specific industries and systems, redundancy planning, emergency and disaster planning, security systems, and intelligence operations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Cyber Security Engineering Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Operating Systems
  • Hardware and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Networks and Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Systems Engineering
  • Cyber Security Engineering Capstone Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • College Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Goals Statement
  • Resumé
  • Fall 2022 applications only: The GRE is not required.

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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