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Graduate Application Process

Applying to graduate programs at Mason Engineering is a multi-step process. All applications are processed through central admissions.

Admission standards and the general university admission requirements can be found in the University catalog under Graduate Admissions Policies. For additional information , please go to our Academics page and select your program of interest.

Eligibility to apply:

  • Must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
    • Earned or will earn a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally acredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-US institution.
    • Applications may be submitted during the final year of undergraduate study. Note: Acceptance is contingent on award of a baccalaureate degree before matriculation to a graduate or professional program at Mason.
  • Earned a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale or better in your baccalaureate study. Note: The GPA requirement can be higher for individual programs.

Spring 2019 Application Deadlines

Coming Soon.


Fall 2018 Application Deadlines

Funding Deadline: December 15, 2017 *(Please note: Funding deadline for the PhD Computer Science and PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering programs is December 1, 2017)

Standard Deadline: March 19, 2018

Applications received or missing supplementary materials after March 19, 2018 will be considered on a space-available basis until June 7, 2018 for those who require an F1/J1 visa for study in the United States, and July 19, 2018 for those who do not need a visa.

Non-degree Studies: August 8, 2018


Required Basic Documentation

The following are required documents for the application process according to the degree sought.

Certificate Program  
College Transcripts One Letter of Recommendation
Goals Statement Resumé


Master's Program  
College Transcripts Two Letters of Recommendation
Goals Statement Resumé

Notes on admission requirements:

  • GRE exam is not required for most programs. See the admissions requirements page for more details. GRE is required for applicants without a U.S. Bachelor's degree or higher for the following programs: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Security & Assurance, Information Systems, Operations Research, Software Engineering, and Systems Engineering.


Doctoral Program  
College Transcripts Three Letters of Recommendation
Goals Statement Resumé

Notes on admission requirements:

  • GRE exam is not required for the PhD in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering program. For all other PhD programs, the GRE exam is mandatory.
  • PhD in Computer Science program requires only two letters of recommendation for admission consideration for applications to the Fall 2018 semester.


Graduate Non-degree Studies  
College Transcripts  


Application Procedures

Step 1: Compile the documentation required for your desired degree level.

Step 2: Select your program of study and note the requirements for your program and degree.

Step 3: Gather these materials before beginning your application. The Office of Graduate Admissions handles all graduate applications to the university.

International Applicants

International students must submit additional requirements to complete a graduate studies application:


Contact Us

Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
Phone: 703-993-1512
Office Location: 2400 Nguyen Engineering Bldg (Fairfax Campus)