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The Applied Computer Science (MSc) programme is perfect for students from non-mathematical or non-engineering backgrounds who want to enter the exciting field of computing. With a focus on practical, hands-on skills, this two-year full-time (or three-year part-time) programme covers essential areas such as databases, web development, security, and software development. You'll also have the opportunity to choose from a range of elective courses that address modern technological issues. No prior computer science experience is necessary to apply, as long as you have a 4-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Don't miss the application deadlines on July 1st for the Fall semester and December 1st for the Spring semester! For more information, contact engineering@gwu.edu.

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science designed for students looking to enter the field of computing coming from non-mathematical or non-engineering disciplines and who want a strong foundation in computer science in order to achieve their career goals. The program focuses on practical hands-on computational skills in demand such as: databases, networks, web development, security, systems administration and software development. Students complete their program with a portfolio project that showcases skills developed during the course of study.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a 4-year bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent. An educational background in computer science is not required in order for a student to apply to this program.
Successful submission of online application form, exam scores, and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.




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The George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science

The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science is one of the leading engineering research institutions located in the heart of our nation's capital. GW Engineering programs and degrees prepare professionals to be confident, capable, creative, and agile during a lifelong learning that will open new career horizons. We strive to create a vibrant atmosphere, with interaction and joint ventures among faculty, students, and the abundant resources available in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

GW Engineering promotes an interdisciplinary, impact-oriented approach to teaching, research, and innovation. GW Engineering partners with other GW schools and colleges and with companies and government agencies around DC and the world to connect engineering to other disciplines and to responsibly translate innovations to society. These approaches position GW students for leadership and to leverage the power of engineering and computing to achieve societal impact. GW Engineering offers a breadth of expertise in engineering and computer science fields by offering master’s and doctoral degree programs along with graduate certificate programs.

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Students studying at GW Engineering have opportunities to gain research experiences on and off campus due to GW’s unique location surrounded by major research funding institutions in the Washington, DC metro area including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the National Academy of Sciences. Students also have access to state-of-the-art research facilities located on campus in the Science and Engineering Hall, which epitomizes GW’s investment in research infrastructure and facilities that enable innovative research and teaching.

With these facilities at their disposal, GW researchers and students are poised to expand the depth and breadth of human knowledge. Utilizing the building’s specialized labs, including the Class 100 Nanofabrication Clean-room, the three-story high-bay lab featuring a reinforced “strong-wall” and “strong-floor”, and five high resolution imaging suites, faculty members and students possess the capabilities to conduct research on everything from large aerospace structures to the next generation of nanotechnology.

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We offer Master of Science (M.S.) degrees across 11 fields of study in engineering and computer science:

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GW Engineering offers a variety of merit-based scholarship awards for on-campus master's degree program students. These awards are tuition discounts that currently range from 25-75%. The awards are valid for the entire duration of the master's degree program as long as the award recipient is in good academic standing. These awards are only allocated to incoming master's degree program students during the admissions process. There is no separate application for students to be considered for scholarships/funding!

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Applied Computer Science (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science designed for students looking to enter the field of computing coming from non-mathematical or non-engineering disciplines and who want a strong foundation in computer science in order to achieve their career goals. Read more

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Biomedical Engineering (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare students to apply engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology; to understand and model attributes of living systems; and to synthesize biomedical systems and devices in order to improve human health. Read more

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering helps students approach, evaluate and devise solutions to some of the largest problems facing modern infrastructure and the environment today. Read more

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Computer Engineering (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering prepares students to apply sophisticated computer architecture and integrated circuit design techniques toward modern computing systems using industry-standard design tools. Read more

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Computer Science (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science helps students acquire advanced programming and coding skills that going beyond basic concepts to cover topics such as artificial intelligence, graphic and user interface and cloud computing. Read more

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Computer Security and Information Assurance (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the Department of Computer Science, the certificate in Computer Security and Information Assurance provides a strong technical education in the security of computer systems and networks, as well as training in related policy issues. Read more

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Computer-Integrated Design in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, the graduate certificate in Computer-Integrated Design in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering equips professional engineers with hands-on training in design methodologies and software to meet today's demand for information technology used in producing sophisticated and highly miniaturized mechanical devices. Read more

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Cybersecurity in Computer Science (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity in Computer Science is designed to meet the fast-growing need for technical cybersecurity experts in national and international organizations, both in the public and private sectors. Read more

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Data Analytics (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Administered jointly through the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, the Master of Science in Data Analytics aims to address the growing demand for professionals skilled in big data and data analytics in government, industry and research organizations. Read more

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Electrical Engineering (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is designed to help students understand and apply the principles of electrical engineering to the next generation of technologies improving communications, power and energy systems and micro- and nano-electronics. Read more

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Emergency Management and Public Health (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the  Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering , the graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Public Health provides the skills needed to define emergencies and disasters as well as develop incident management plans for responding to and managing environmental and public health emergencies. Read more

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Energy Engineering and Management (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered jointly through the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Engineering Management and Systems… Read more

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Engineering and Technology Management (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the  Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering , the graduate certificate program in Engineering and Technology Management helps students understand management theory and practice as it is applied to engineering projects and organizations. Read more

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Engineering Management (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered on GW's main campus in Washington, D.C. Read more

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Environmental and Energy Systems Management (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the graduate certificate in Environmental and Energy Systems Management is designed to help students understand and implement environmental and energy management standards, such as ISO 14000 and 50000 series, within organizations worldwide. Read more

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Environmental Engineering (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the graduate certificate in Environmental Engineering offers students the opportunity to learn the principles of environmental chemistry and microbiology to assess environmental quality and impacts, as well as the basic concepts of water, air and terrestrial environments. Read more

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Geoenvironmental Engineering (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the graduate certificate program in Geoenvironmental Engineering is designed for civil engineers to develop a deeper understanding of the practice of geoenvironmental engineering. Read more

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High-Performance Computing (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The graduate certificate program in High-Performance Computing provides computational engineers and scientists up-to-date knowledge on the advances of computer… Read more

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Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the  Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering  and supported by GW's Institute for Crisis, Disaster… Read more

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prepares students to become leaders in their field across a wide variety of technical industries. Read more

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Structural Engineering (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the graduate certificate in Structural Engineering focuses on four main areas: earthquake engineering design, concrete bridge design, extreme event design of structures, and building design. Read more

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Systems Engineering (GradCert)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered through the  Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering , the graduate certificate in Systems Engineering provides a foundation in the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems. Read more

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Systems Engineering (MSc)

George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Offered on GW's main campus in Washington, DC, the Master of Science in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle. Read more

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