Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway or Graduate Bridge Program in Computer Science are assured progression to a Mason graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.

Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'.

Bridge Program: Students with select three-year undergraduate degrees can begin earning credits toward a master's degree while completing core undergraduate requirements.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 6-9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21-24 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 3-6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24-27 credit hours remaining toward degree

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
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Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 52, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

4 yr undergrad degree in computer science, engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 18 December 2019 1 Semester
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$21,780
14 January 2020 13 May 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$21,780

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Password: 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 162, or Duolingo 55 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

4 yr undergrad degree in computer science, engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

Mason's Bridge program allows students to take the requisite courses to prepare to enter a Graduate Pathway program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 52, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Three-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science or related field. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 52, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

4 yr undergrad degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 16 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 12 May 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Password: 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 162, or Duolingo 55 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

4 yr undergrad degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 12 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 15 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

Mason's Bridge program allows students to take the requisite courses to prepare to enter a Graduate Pathway program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 52, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Three yr undergrad degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 12 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 15 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 52, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

4 yr undergrad degree in computer science, engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 18 December 2019 1 Semester
View Term dates
$21,780
14 January 2020 13 May 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$21,780

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Password: 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 162, or Duolingo 55 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

4 yr undergrad degree in computer science, engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 52, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Three-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science or related field. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 52, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

4 yr undergrad degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 16 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 12 May 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Password: 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 162, or Duolingo 55 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

4 yr undergrad degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 12 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 15 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 52, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Three yr undergrad degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or mathematics. Degree must include Data Structures & Algorithms, Automata Theory & Formal Languages, Computer Architecture, incl. Assembly Language. Must include completion of Calculus I & II and a course in discrete mathematics. 2.75 undergrad GPA

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 12 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 15 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.25. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC or IN permitted; maximum of one grade of W in a first semester major course. GRE: 161Q+, 147V+, 3.5AW+. Statement of purpose. 2 letters of recommendation.

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