Programs of Study

If you aspire to be a leader who understands and tackles the challenges our nation and world face, then there is a degree program for you in Mason's Schar School of Policy and Government.

Degree Programs

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Master's Programs

At the Schar School, you will refine and expand your academic knowledge and applied skills. Whether you desire to lead a government or nonprofit organization, design and improve public policies and programs, develop innovative consulting solutions, or provide expert analysis, you will graduate from Mason a prepared and impactful leader, one who advances the public good across all sectors.

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PhD Programs

By pursuing your PhD at the Schar School, you can study with scholars in a wide variety of fields and conduct research that can help you become an subject matter expert in your field and a key influencer who shapes public debate.

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Undergraduate Programs

The Schar School offers two majors, Government and International Politics and Public Administration. These programs will help prepare you for graduate or law school, or launch a successful career doing the kind of work you dream of doing.

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