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Information Technology, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Fairfax, VA, United States
The Information Technology program offered at George Mason University prepares students to apply IT to support business processes. The degree produces graduates with strong problem-solving, writing, and communication skills who successfully compete for technical employment and are prepared for advanced study.
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Overview

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What to expect from studying this Information Technology program offered at George Mason University 

Learn how to manage and process information by making use of information technology. Depending on your specialization you will develop computer hardware or software and be involved in computer programming, app or video game development, human-computer interaction, IT security, cloud technologies and much more.

Use knowledge from Mathematics and Informatics, and learn coding languages that will help you design IT solutions and computer software. You will make sure that your programmes integrate well with available operating systems, make use of digital networks, aiding in creating successful digital products.

If you plan to work in an IT company it’s likely you will work as part of a coordinated team. You will need to be able to evaluate your time vs effort and communicate your results and challenges to your team. You will also be challenged to find fast creative solutions to unexpected problems, and interate on your work until reaching a minimum viable product (MVP) and implementing a long-term functional software that does what it promises and is easy to understand and use.

The program builds on core business competencies and functional specialization to impart to its student's decision analysis skills and a strategic perspective of business problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied IT Programming
  • Multimedia and Web Design
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Modern Telecommunications
  • IT in the Global Economy 
  • Data Communications and Network Principles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • High school diploma; SAT or ACT score may be required; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Additional requirements may apply.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    36520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairfax

  • 1330 - 2300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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