An Experiential Learning Environment Rich in Cultural Perspective
Rigorous and relevant coursework inside the classroom is coupled with high-impact activities outside the traditional classroom setting. Through your course work, interactions with faculty, and the network of colleagues you build in the program, you have the opportunity to gain an invaluable global perspective—and a rich appreciation for other cultures and points-of-view.
CAE and CAE-R Designations
The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have designated George Mason University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE) and a National Center of Academic Excellence Information Assurance Research (CAE-R). George Mason is the only university in Virginia and one of only two universities in the Washington, D.C., region that has both designations.
High-Caliber Peers & Deep Business Connections
Throughout the program, you take all classes within your cohort, consisting of up to 40 students. You immediately form a network of experienced cyber security and technology professionals you can rely on for help within the classroom and in a professional capacity upon graduating.
Through our established network of partnerships within the region, you also form relationships with leading business professionals who serve as valuable educational and networking resources for you throughout the program and beyond.
Hands-on experience is the hallmark of our global residency program—and a valuable opportunity for you to gain insights into other business cultures. We rotate the residencies every year among South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa—where students meet with prominent business leaders and serve as consultants, developing solutions to real-time global business challenges.
You benefit from a dedicated career management staff that offers individualized career consulting, employment and networking opportunities, and online resources. Our strong relationships with the business community affords you a variety of opportunities to connect with and gain valuable insights from area business professionals.