Computer Networking Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Computer Networking Degree

The computer networking degree program at George Mason University enables students to learn the design, implementation, and management of computer systems, peripherals, and associated software in a networking setting to help maximize efficiency and productivity. Students who graduate from the computer networking degree program may choose career paths as network specialists, including engineers and managers. Courses include operating systems and applications, design and analysis, networking theory and solutions, types of networks, and network management and control. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer computer networking degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Computer Networking Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. George Mason University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate34
Master's Degree88

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male92
Female30

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian8
Black14
Hispanic1
White25
Non Resident Alien72
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Computer Networking program at George Mason University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Informatics Nurse Specialists

Description

Apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.

Information Security Analysts

Description

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Computer Network Architects

Description

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Computer Network Support Specialists

Description

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Computer Networking Programs in Virginia

Computer Networking programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Stratford University

Fairfax, VA
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  • Type: Career College

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  • Computer Networking (M)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093