Applications for admission to the Computer Forensics graduate program must include the following supporting documents.
- Transcripts: All applicants must submit two
official copies of their transcripts. You must arrange for the
universities you attended previously to send those transcripts directly
to George Mason University. The transcripts must show that you hold a
Bachelor's degree and are eligible for graduate admission. You should
also include transcripts that show any other relevant course work.
- Goal Statement: Write a brief essay, approximately
one page long, that describes your motivation for pursuing a graduate
degree in Computer Forensics and why you feel that you are qualified to
undertake graduate studies in Computer Forensics. Use the goal statement
to promote your cause if you feel that your application may have a
weakness in another area.
- Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of
recommendation are required for degree-seeking students. Such letters
should reflect on your aptitude for advanced studies in Computer Forensics and should be written by a professor or a ranking
official at your current or former work place. A strong letter of
recommendation carries significant weight in the admissions process. Download: Recommendation Form.
- Current Resume: Provide a current resume that
highlights your qualifications and experience. Like the goal statement,
it is an opportunity to demonstrate that you are likely to succeed in
The MS in Computer Forensics program does not require a GRE. However, a strong GRE score, particularly in the quantitative section, is considered very positively.