Master's Programs

Whether you are looking to advance in your career or build on your research experience, a master's degree from the George Washington University offers the opportunity to take your knowledge to the next level.

Through a combination of courses, labs and workshops, master's students at the School of Engineering & Applied Science can expect to take 2-3 years for completion, full-time or part-time. Additionally, students may choose to complete the program with a thesis or take additional courses as a replacement.

We offer the Master of Science (M.S.) or Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees in 12 fields of study:


applied computer science

Applied Computer Science (M.S.)

Credit hours: 30

Focuses on practical hands-on, in-demand computational skills such as databases, networks, web development, security, systems administration and software development.


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Computer Engineering (M.S.)

Credit hours: 30

Areas of focus: computer architecture and high-performance computing, or MEMS, electronics, & photonics.


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Computer Science (M.S.)

Credit hours: 30

Areas of focus: algorithms & theory; computer architecture, networks, parallel, and distributed computing; computer security & information assurance; and more.



applied computer science

Data Analytics (M.S.)

Credit hours: 30*
*Effective as of Fall 2022 for new students

Select from one of two tracks: Computer Science (CS) or Engineering Management & Systems Engineering (EMSE).


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Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

Credit hours: 30

Areas of focus: communications and networks; electrical power and energy; electronics, photonics and MEMS; signal and image processing, systems, and controls.


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Engineering Management (M.S.)

Credit hours: 36

Areas of focus: crisis, emergency, & risk management; economics, finance, and cost engineering; engineering & technology management; and more.



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Systems Engineering (M.S.)

Credit hours: 36

Areas of focus: enterprise information assurance; operations research & management science; systems engineering & integration.




We also offer online versions of our MS in Engineering Management, MS in Systems Engineering, MS in Electrical Engineering, M.Eng in Cloud Computing Management, M.Eng in Cybersecurity Analytics, and M.Eng in Cybersecurity Policy.


Learn more about online programs