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Distance Education Programs

Get Your Engineering Education with Mason Online

The Volgenau School of Engineering offers a variety of courses and degree programs online using distance education technology through Mason Online. 

Take the opportunity to earn a degree from a top-ranking institution without disrupting your routine to come to campus. With Mason Online, you will study the same course material, taught by the same professors, on the same timeline as on-campus students. Getting a top-quality education from an accredited university is more attainable than ever with undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering and information technology that fit into a busy work and family schedule.

A Common Wealth of Knowledge Available Through CGEP

The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) is a premiere provider of high-quality post-baccalaureate engineering education for practicing engineers and scientists interested in maintaining and enhancing their skills.  

Get Started with CGEP

Individuals enrolled as a CGEP student at a member institution are eligible to participate in the program through Mason. Mason students must file for approval through Mason Engineering administration before taking classes at another CGEP institution. Mason requires prospective participants to request permission a minimum of 10 business days before the start of classes. 

Transfer of Credit

Students must take at least 50 percent of their courses from the school from which they will receive their degree. Transfer of all credit from courses offered from the other cooperating institutions is subject to prior approval by the student's graduate program advisor.

Submit the form

Start the process of registration and approval by submitting your CGEP information form to the Volgenau School of Engineering. 

Fill Out the Form

Master's degrees offered through CGEP include:

George Mason University




Old Dominion University


Design and Manufacturing

Modeling and Simulation

Engineering Management

Manufacturing Design

Experimental Methods

Coastal Engineering (Certificate)

University of Virginia


Civil Engineering (Environmental and Infrastructure)

Engineering Administration

Computer Engineering

Systems Engineering

Electrical Engineering


Virginia Commonwealth University




Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Civil Enginineering (Environmental and Infrastructure)

Engineering Administration

Computer Engineering

Systems Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

Electrical Engineering