M.Sc. On Campus

Information Systems

George Mason University

12 months
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
639 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Modern Information Systems at George Mason University manage data, information and knowledge to support enterprise functions and decision making as well as human social activity over the Internet. Increasingly, these systems are distributed, collaborative, involve big data and hosted in the cloud.


The mission of the Information Systems program at George Mason University is to allow students of diverse baccalaureate and professional backgrounds obtain a high-quality MS degree that

  • Provides students with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on project experience needed to analyze, design, build, deploy, maintain, manage and promote effective organizational use of modern information systems;
  • allows students to further specialize in related areas of big data, data knowledge engineering, decision support systems, web-based software engineering and information security assurance; and,
  • prepares students for careers in information systems in large and small organizations in both industry and government.

Career options:

Career paths open to graduates include systems analyst, data administrator, database administrator, information architect, systems architect, decision analyst, data warehouse administrator, database application developer, web-based information systems designer and developer, information engineer, knowledge engineer, chief information officer, chief knowledge officer, chief privacy officer and project manager.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
  • Database Systems
  • Principles and Practices of Communication Networks
  •  Information Systems Analysis and Design
  •  Database Programming for the World Wide Web

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

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

    639 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 639 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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