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Master of Science in Computer Science

Dive deep into the technology behind artificial intelligence, databases, programming languages, software engineering, systems and networks, theoretical computer science, and visual computing. Offered through Mason's esteemed College of Engineering and Computing, the online MS in Computer Science gives you the skill sets, experiences, and problem-solving abilities you need to solve complex issues with computer science.

By graduation, you're ready to take on challenging roles in data privacy, machine learning, secure online banking, and more.

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Why Choose Mason?

  • No G R E / G M A TNo GRE/GMAT required.
  • Mason's College of Engineering & ComputingHoused in Mason's College of Engineering & Computing, you get the best education in computer science.
  • Expert-level skillsGain expert-level skills in advanced programming, model construction and analysis, and analysis of algorithms.
  • 100% online100% online — learn from the best when and where it's best for you.
  • Just 10 Courses
  • Practical Coursework
  • Experienced Faculty
  • Earn your degree in 18 months, but apply the knowledge immediately in your current role.
  • Gain skillsets to excel as a software architect, developer, or engineer.
  • Learn from award-winning staff who are eager to mentor you.

MS in Computer Science

George Mason's online MS in Computer Science is housed in the College of Engineering & Computing — ensuring you receive the most current education in fast-moving industry topics such as cloud and visual computing, data architecture, and artificial intelligence.

The program includes a variety of electives that focus on the core aspects of computer science, such as Biometrics and Identity Management, Planning Motions of Robots and Molecules, Decision Guidance Systems, Software Analysis and Design of Real-Time Systems, and more. 

You'll Gain Expertise In:

  • Alumni Success LogoAdvanced programming
  • Alumni Success LogoModel construction and analysis
  • Alumni Success LogoAnalysis of algorithms
  • Alumni Success LogoProblem-solving skills


Create the Solutions the World Needs Right Now

The answers to many challenges within society now can be found within computer science. For example, challenges such as improving complex issues in data privacy, machine learning, online banking, or commercial applications of blockchain technology can be solved with the skills you'll gain in Mason's online MS in Computer Science.

You'll graduate with advanced skills, knowledge, and experience. You'll graduate ready to change the world with computer science.