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George Mason University

United States of America (USA)
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Application deadlines Spring semester: October 1 Fall semester: June 1 Please note: dates are at the discretion of the university and subject to change. It is recommended that applications are submitted at least 7 days prior to the above deadlines.


Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Top Reasons to Study in George Mason University

  • #64 Top public schools U.S. News and world Report 2023
  • Top 20 Most Diverse University in the US U.S. News and world Report 2023
  • 24 km from Washington DC
  • Tier 1 Research Institute Carnegie Classifications of Highest Education Institutions
  • Your best data-driven decision
  • Mason is the No. 64 top public school and ranks among the top 20 most innovative schools in the nation (U.S. News & World Report 2023).
  • Mason ranks in the top 20 most diverse universities in the US (U.S. News & World Report 2023).
  • Success starts here
  • 80% of Mason students are employed within 6 months of graduation.
  • 86% of employed students are in positions related to their career goals.

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About George Mason University

George Mason is a top-ranked public university just 45 minutes from Washington, DC. Students benefit from incredible research opportunities while living on a safe and diverse campus.

Career at George Mason University

Destination for your career

  • Northern Virginia is home to 15,600 tech firms and 11 Fortune 500 companies.
  • Virginia is the No. 3 state for business (CNBC 2022).
  • Washington, DC is the No. 3 tech talent market in the US (CBRE 2022), and the DC metro area is in the top 5 for tech compensation in the US (Carta 2022).

Campus life

1. Fairfax Campus Want to study in a large metropolitan area or on a quiet, tree-lined campus? Become a George Mason University student and you’ll get the best of both worlds. At Mason’s Fairfax, Virginia campus, you’ll be part of a safe, suburban community with students from all over the world. The best part? You’ll still have all the benefits of the big city, with easy access to all kinds of exciting things to see, learn and experience in the Washington, DC area. Fairfax is the 3rd happiest city in the US (*24/7 Wall Street 2021*) and Washington, DC is ranked the 1st in Quality of Life for Millennials in the US (*WalletHub 2022*).

2. Mason Square (Arlington, VA)Mason Square is located in Arlington, VA, the No. 1 Best City to Live in America (Niche.com 2020). Located just 15 minutes outside of Washington, DC, Mason Square is situated in the neighborhood of Virginia Square. The campus dedicated to graduate studies has a strong focus on professional education courses. Students have access to state-of-the-art educational spaces, technology, libraries for research and great opportunities for professional development.

University facilities

Students can take advantage of three on-campus recreation facilities that offer fitness and wellness programs. The Student Health Services provide quality health care. Downtown Fairfax offers a mix of cafes, boutique shopping and designer stores.


We support you

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $9,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Ranking & Accreditation of George Mason University

Key rankings

  • #20 Most Innovative Schools (U.S. News & World Report 2023).
  • #10 Best Criminology Schools (U.S. News & World Report 2022).
  • #14 Best International Global Policy and Administration Programs (U.S. News & World Report 2022).
  • #92 Best Engineering Schools (U.S. News & World Report 2023).
  • #67 Best Education Schools (U.S. News & World Report 2023).

Student Accommodation at George Mason University

For students applying for direct entry to university accommodation information can be found on the university website.

Student Residences

  • Residence hall close to INTO Center
  • Choice of single or double rooms
  • 24-hour support with on-site assistants

Programs at George Mason University

International year one

  1. Business, Concentration in Accounting-B.S.
  2. Business, Concentration in Business Analytics-B.S.
  3. Business, Concentration in Finance-B.S.
  4. Business, Concentration in Financial Planning-B.S.
  5. Business, Concentration in Management Information Systems-B.S.
  6. Business, Concentration in Management-B.S.
  7. Business, Concentration in Marketing-B.S.
  8. Business, Concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management-B.S.
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International year one

  1. Applied Computer Science-B.S.
  2. Bioengineering-B.S.
  3. Civil and Infrastructure Engineering-B.S.
  4. Computer Engineering-B.S.
  5. Computer Science-B.S.
  6. Cyber Security Engineering-B.S.
  7. Electrical Engineering-B.S.
  8. Information Technology-B.S.
  9. Mechanical Engineering-B.S.
  10. Statistics-B.S.
  11. Systems Engineering-B.S.
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  1. Undeclared-(U.D.)

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