George Mason University’s Office of Graduate Admissions invites prospective graduate students to attend our virtual Mason Graduate Showcase. Explore over 127 different degree programs Mason offers at the master’s, doctoral, and professional levels, as well as our 100+ graduate-level certificates. Just starting out on your education journey? Then come learn about our Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (BAM) programs that allow you to earn your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 5 years (144-159 credits) instead of the standard 6 years! Representatives will be in attendance to discuss our various graduate programs as well as how you can further your studies and continue to work while pursuing your degree. Sign up today because you don’t want to miss this informative event!
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Offering a top-tier legal education, Scalia Law teaches students to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and to pursue new ideas. Located in Arlington, Virginia, Scalia Law offers students unparalleled opportunities to gain practical experience while in law school from established relationships across the Commonwealth and D.C.
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution prepares our graduate students for meaningful and rewarding careers where peacebuilding skills are in demand. Our students work in academia, government agencies, international peacebuilding organizations, and the private sector.
The College of Health and Human Services offers 12 graduate degrees and 2 BAM programs in six academic units: School of Nursing, Department of Global and Community Health, Department of Health Administration and Policy, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, and the Department of Social Work. Our mission is to engage our diverse student body and faculty in trans-disciplinary academics, research, and inter-professional practice to promote the health of populations while eliminating disparities.
At the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, we develop solutions on individual, community, and policy levels to help children and adults healthier lives. We take a comprehensive approach to nutrition, addressing accessibility, sustainability, and other food studies factors. The diverse expertise of our faculty mirrors the types of knowledge students need to be successful in their careers, which helps students in our programs learn how to address food challenges in holistic, sustainable ways.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) offers 22 BAM programs that allow students to apply six graduate credits to their undergraduate degrees and an additional six graduate credits to be held for reserve graduate credit (apply only to the graduate degree). Students admitted to an accelerated master’s degree program have the opportunity to complete both degrees in a reduced amount of time, and at a reduced cost.
Both the Global Affairs MA program and the Middle East and Islamic Studies MA program offer a rigorous curriculum of 30 multidisciplinary credits that provides graduate students with a global perspective and prepares them to enter today's fast-paced, interconnected world.
The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is dedicated to preparing students through cutting-edge social science methods and data analysis skills for advancing knowledge in the social sciences and for making a difference in the development and evaluation of justice policies and practices.
Housed in the English Department at GMU, the programs in professional and technical writing include an MA and a graduate certificate in Professional and Technical Writing and a PhD in Writing and Rhetoric.
The Higher Education Program prepares new and mid-level professionals for careers in higher education at community colleges and 4-year institutions, as well as in associations, government agencies, and industries whose activities relate to or impact higher education.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Linguists examine the components of language—sounds, words, sentences, and meaning—as a system of rules and universals. Every normal human has internalized such a system, since, by definition, we all possess knowledge of a language. The Linguistics Program at George Mason is found inside the English Department. We offer courses in theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, and, most recently, computational linguistics.
Be a part of our dynamic, multilingual and multicultural community of scholars, educators and students. Mason’s uniquely interdisciplinary and flexible master’s program allows you to deepen your cultural and linguistic expertise through courses on a range of topics such as border studies, cultural studies, film, gender studies, history, language pedagogy, literature, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics.
The anthropology program is a dynamic academic facility that engages in transformational research relating to human cultural institutions, environmental interactions, and well-being. We believe in training future generations of critical and flexible thinking professionals who seek impact on the human condition.
Applied Developmental Psychology is concerned with enhancing and shaping developmental processes in individuals and contexts across the life span. It uses the knowledge base and methodologies of developmental science to assist the development of individuals who vary in cultural and ethnic background, economic and social opportunity, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities, and settings (e.g., families, neighborhoods, communities, and physical settings).
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is Mason’s largest college, offering 10 doctoral degrees, 18 master’s (including a master of fine arts in creative writing and a master of arts in interdisciplinary studies), and 13 graduate certificates.
The industrial/organizational (IO) psychology concentration focuses on multiple aspects of behavior in organizational settings, including personnel selection, quantitative analysis, teams, leadership, work and family issues, and organizational health issues. The program fosters a peer-oriented environment whereby students collaborate on numerous projects in addition to working with faculty members, in many different areas of industrial/organizational psychology.
The Economics Department has a significant international reputation for a particular approach to economics. The Mason style of economics fuses scholarship in the fields of public choice, Austrian economics and Experimental economics.
Our mission as sociologists is to illuminate the connections between what C. Wright Mills called personal troubles and public issues, between our everyday experience and the broader social structures and cultural / historical tendencies that serve as our horizon of meaning and action. The graduate programs in Sociology provide rigorous training in public and applied social research including skills in research design, data analysis, and substantive areas that are pertinent to many sectors in the Washington, D.C., area. Graduates have the theoretical, analytical, and professional skills that prepare them for academic positions in teaching or research.
Interdisciplinary Studies offers a home for students with broad academic interests who seek a master's degree that will help them to create a better world. Our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, allowing students freedom to tailor their degrees to their unique interests and professional goals, with many encouraging experiential learning in a professional setting of the student' own choosing.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020-21, the MFA Program advances the craft and careers of serious literary artists specializing in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. It is a three-year residential program wherein 65-70% of our students receiving funding.
The College of Science at George Mason University blends traditional science education with sought-after programs in molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science to prepare students for exciting careers at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific domains.
Understand. Innovate. Succeed. The College of Science at George Mason University blends traditional science education with sought-after programs in molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science to prepare students for exciting careers at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific domain.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts embraces a vibrant community of artists actively learning, teaching, practicing and creating a wide variety of art forms. Through our seven academic programs, two performing arts centers, and a community arts school, we educate the artists of tomorrow and inspire people of all ages to engage in the arts as creators, consumers, and citizens.
Whether you see yourself working for a symphony orchestra, art museum, auction house, community arts organization, theater, or running your own business, an Arts Management MA will make your career goals a reality.
As a professional, interdisciplinary school that melds theory with practice, the Schar School of Policy and Government has unprecedented access to renowned experts, leaders, and speakers, as well as adjunct faculty who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Through our two nationally ranked security studies programs, the MS in Biodefense and the MA in International Security, you will gain the applicable skills and the practical knowledge to be employed in biodefense and security positions throughout academia, NGOs, the private sector, and government.
As a PhD student at the Schar School, you can study with eminent scholars in a wide variety of fields and conduct groundbreaking research to help you become a subject matter expert in your field and a key authority who influences public debate. Whether you desire to teach and do research at a university, lead a government or nonprofit organization, or craft innovative public policies and programs, we will prepare you to be the leader and academic you want to be. The Schar School offers three doctoral programs (each available on a part-time or full-time basis) - a PhD in Biodefense, a PhD in Political Science, and a PhD in Public Policy.
As a professional, interdisciplinary school that melds theory with practice the Schar School of Policy and Government has unprecedented access to renowned experts, leaders, and speakers, as well as adjunct faculty who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Through our master’s program focused on policy and public service, you will join the thousands of alumni who have gained the applicable skills and the practical knowledge to lead government agencies and nonprofit organizations, develop public policies and programs, create innovative consulting solutions, and provide expert policy analysis.
Our highly-ranked MBA program shapes the next generation of world leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on industry demand, a global perspective, and leadership opportunities. With over 19,000 alumni in the region, our program educates the future trailblazers of businesses and government.
The program prepares recent graduates of non-business majors for success in business fields. The Master of Science in Management offers the fundamentals of business management in a global environment and is composed of the core discipline areas common to all business graduate programs that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It is a full time, daytime program. Students will enter as a cohort and complete all degree requirements within 11 months.
The Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) offers students connections to and opportunities with some of the nation’s top tech firms. Our interdisciplinary academic structure and convenient class times and locations fit into the busy schedules of adult learners. Our graduate programs prepare students to become leaders who use their knowledge of engineering and computing to tackle problems and find solutions that create a safer, cleaner and more just and prosperous world. Join us to learn more about our graduate programs, admission requirements and more.
The Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) BAM program is for highly qualified Mason Engineering undergraduate students interested in pursuing a master’s degree through an accelerated program. BAM program students can earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in less time.
The Department of Computer Science offers four MS programs in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security Assurance, and Software Engineering. These prepare students for all types of careers in the fast-growing and high-paying software industry, and the department also offers a PhD in Computer Science to prepare students for research careers, academic careers, and executive leadership positions in software companies and government agencies.
The MS in Data Analytics Engineering is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide students with an understanding of the technologies and methodologies for data-driven decision-making. There are ten concentrations to choose from including an individual plan of study.
The Department of Bioengineering emphasizes the application of engineering tools and concepts to solve problems in biology or medicine. The MS and PhD programs provide students with a solid foundation in engineering while offering in-depth exposure to the life sciences with research areas in biomechanics, biomedical imaging, neuroengineering, computational neuroscience, microfabricated devices, nanomedicines, biomaterials, and tissue engineering.
The Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) is an internationally recognized program leading the expansion of knowledge on developing sustainable and resilient cities and villages. The department offers the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering MS and PhD programs educating students in the theory and practice of civil engineering science and design as well as preparing students for advanced leadership positions in research and development in the public or private sector, academics, or government.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a PhD program in Information Technology with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering. Students in the program will specialize in the fluid/thermal sciences, solid mechanics, nanotechnology, controls, and other related areas.