M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Information Technology (Cyber Security Concentration)

George Mason University

12 months
1394 USD/credit
1394 USD/credit
616 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This master’s program in Applied Information Technology (Cyber Security Concentration) from George Mason University is designed to prepare individuals of competence and character who can lead multidisciplinary teams in the design, justification, development, management, and sustainment of mega-systems from data to decision in the private and federal sectors.


The MS in Applied Information Technology provides a high quality curriculum for students seeking to pursue their careers in the leading IT areas including:

  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Knowledge Mining
  • Data Analytics in Social Media
  • Cyber-Human Interaction

The comprehensive education and developmental experience earned in this Applied Information Technology (Cyber Security Concentration) program is essential for aspiring IT leaders. 

The ideal applicant will have several years of professional experience after earning a BS degree, strong work performance, a working knowledge of information technology, an increasing leadership role and responsibilities with the potential for even broader and higher level assignments, and an unwavering commitment to his or her technical, analytical, and management skill sets.

Career options:

The MS in Applied Information Technology from George Mason University provides the very best graduate education in IT for high-potential leaders, especially those working on IT solutions that affect the federal government, industry or non-profit. 

The program leverages scholarship, academic research, and industry best practices, processes, and methodologies in the areas of information technology (IT), including Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics and Intelligence Methods, and Cyber-Human Systems.

Graduates of this program find jobs that focus on the application of IT, including:

  • Cyber Security Consultant (Analyst, Engineer, Architect)
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Project Management Analyst
  • Senior Systems Administrator
  • Senior IT Consultant

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Algorithms and Data Structures Essentials
  • Database Management Systems
  • Fundamentals of Computing Platforms
  • Information: Representation, Processing and Visualization
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Cloud Computing Security 
  • Secure Software Development
  • Network and Systems Security
  • Incident Handling and Penetration Testing 
  • Topics in Applied Information Technology
  • Identity and Access Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits

30-36 credits total


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited school
  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in the 60 highest-level credits
  • Experienced in the fundamentals of IT and quantitative methods
  • International students must have a TOEFL score of 230 (575 if paper-based). A minimum score of 250 (600 if paper-based) is required for international applicants seeking Graduate Assistantships.

Application Materials

  • Graduate application
  • Application fee
  • Two official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Goals statement
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1394 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1394 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    616 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 616 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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