Fast-Track Graduate Admissions

If you are a high-achieving Mason Engineering alum who has shown exemplary work in an undergraduate degree, consider our Fast-Track graduate admission process.

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The newly renovated Fenwick Library features a research commons, a 24-hour cafe, and designated graduate study spaces. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Who is Eligible

  • Mason Engineering alumni who graduated with a 3.0 or better overall GPA in one of our BS programs.

  • Current Mason Engineering undergraduates within one semester of graduation with a 3.0 or better GPA. A final 3.0 or better GPA in the BS must be confirmed prior to first course registration.

  • Students applying to Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering graduate programs must have a 3.5 or better overall GPA.

Application Requirements

  • Fill out an online application to a master's degree program at the Volgenau School of Engineering.

  • Upload your transcripts.

  • Upload a blank document or PDF with the words "Fast-Track" in lieu of the Goals Statement on the online application to help us identify your eligibility more quickly. 

  • Upload a blank document or PDF with the words "Fast-Track" in lieu of the resume on the online application. 

  • Prior to submitting the application, in order to waive the recommendation letters requirement email  vsegadm@gmu.edu with the subject line: Fast Track application. Note: Only applicants who qualify for Fast-Track will receive a waiver.

  • Submit your application and the non-refundable application fee.

Restrictions

  • Applications are subject to deadlines; no exceptions.

  • Applications are not granted automatic admission, nor are students granted special consideration beyond the reduction of required supplementary materials at the time of application.

  • In-state tuition eligibility does not automatically roll over from bachelor's to master's. To be considered for in-state tuition rates, the in-state tuition application must be completed through the online application.

Master's Degree Options

Some master's programs require specific pre-requisite courses. If you have questions, email Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services or call 703-993-1512.

Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
None

Computer Science

Your BS Degree

Prerequisites

None
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 125, CS 310, CS 330

Digital Forensics

Your BS Degree

Prerequisites

  • Applied Information Technology
B or better in IT 445 and IT 342 or CS 471
  • Applied Computer Science
B or better in CS 471 or ECE 445
  • Computer Science
B or better in CS 471 or ECE 445
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in CS 471 or ECE 445
  • Electrical Engineering
B or better in CS 471 or ECE 445

Computer Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Electrical Engineering
None
  • Computer Engineering
None

Electrical Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Electrical Engineering
None
  • Computer Engineering
None

Applied Information Technology

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology 
None

Information Security and Assurance

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology
B or better in IT 106, IT 206, IT 212, IT 306, IT 342, MATH 125
  • Applied Computer Science
None
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 125, CS 310

Information Systems

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology
B or better in IT 106, IT 206, IT 212, IT 306, IT 342, MATH 125
  • Applied Computer Science
None
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 125, CS 330

Software Engineering

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology
B or better in IT 106, IT 206, IT 212, IT 306, IT 342, MATH 125
  • Applied Computer Science
None 
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 125, CS 310

Statistics

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Applied Information Technology
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Civil/Infrastructure Engineering
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Applied Computer Science
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Computer Science
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Civil Engineering
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Electrical Engineering
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351
  • Systems Engineering
B or better in MATH 213, MATH 203 or MATH 321, STAT 250 or STAT 344, and STAT 346 or MATH 351

Telecommunications

Your BS Degree Prerequisites
  • Information Science/Technology
B or better in MATH 112, IT 300
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
None
  • Applied Computer Science
None
  • Computer Science
None
  • Civil Engineering
None
  • Electrical Engineering
None
  • Systems Engineering
None