A graduate pathway is a degree program that a student may want to take before going for a master’s or another higher form of education. This program can help prepare the student for what lies ahead when he or she chooses to excel in his or her area of study.
A field that continues to grow in demand is cyber security. Any industry or individual conducting transactions through the internet can be exposed to potential threats to both hardware and software. Cyber security specialists need to be one step ahead of the perpetrators to protect the public and private sectors.
Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis, are assured progression to a Mason graduate degree prog
Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis, 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 second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'.
Degree Program Components
30 credit hour program
6 credit hours apply from Pathway
24 credit hours remaining toward a degree
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.
Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
Key course facts
Course length: 1 Semester
Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January
Fees: From $21,150
Class hours: 9-13 hours per week
Class size: 15
Award: This program leads to a Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis at George Mason University.
Course options: 1-Semester
Academic requirements: Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, information technology, business, economics or related discipline. Students must have completed equivalent coursework in the following subjects: TCP/IP, Computer Operating Systems, Computer Networking, and Network Routing. 2.75...