Tech Talent Investment Program

$235 million in TTIP funding has been committed to Mason to increase the number of BS and MS graduates in the key fields of computer science, applied computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering

Virginia's Tech Talent Investment Program (TTIP) is a state-wide program to invest in expanding state computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering degrees over a 20-year period. The Commonwealth of Virginia, donors, and corporate partners are coming together to invest over $2 billion in Virginia's tech talent pipeline, from childhood education through to degrees and internships.

In April, Mason professor Mohamed Gebril (center in green) took a team of students to Commonwealth Cyber Initiative's BattleDrones Competition at Virginia Tech’s Drone Park.

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Over 300 Mason students, faculty, and staff will engage in cutting edge work to shape the future of our digital society.

Ambitious Goals

George Mason University has committed to increasing both undergraduate and graduate enrollment in computing programs to as many as 15,000 students, depending on market demands. This program, started in 2019 and running until 2039, will see roughly 380 additional degree recipients each year. This will more than double the size of Mason's related degree programs by 2024.

How will Mason achieve its TTIP goals?

  • Building a Pathway for potential students to make computing programs more accessible.

  • Increasing Student Retention efforts to ensure students are able to complete their degrees.
  • Job Placement/Industry Partnerships to help students build career skills and have a job waiting when they graduate.
  • Clearance Ready Programs to ease the pathway into government and security related positions in the Washington, DC area.


Recruiting the Best

In order to promote multidisciplinary education, research and collaboration in computing, Mason has started the TTIP Faculty Thematic Hiring Initiative.

“The TTIP program has provided a great opportunity for Mason to increase faculty diversity and focus them on critical national issues. The initiative is a creative way to support Virginia’s TTIP program’s charge. It will help to bring down barriers as it relates to the faculty and the selected themes. It’s a bold move designed to make a big impact.”

Provost Mark Ginsberg



Fuse at Mason Square is a key component of Mason's TTIP plans, creating the core of our education-to-career pipeline.