The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is one of the best schools of its kind in the country. We will prepare you to be a leader and manager who can solve problems and advance the public good. At the Schar School, professors with real-world experience combine theory and practice in the classroom. You will gain the applicable skills and the practical knowledge you need to advance your career and lead government agencies and nonprofit organizations, develop public policies and programs, create innovate consulting solutions, or provide expert policy analysis.
“The Schar School challenged me to develop real solutions to real policy problems,” says Geoff Schaeffer, a 2010 Public Policy (MPP) graduate. “Then I had to defend those solutions to heavy-hitting practitioners like the former Director of the CIA. This prepared me to have an impact in Washington, D.C., long before I received my diploma.”
The Schar School also has a strong and proud community of 13,000 alumni, many of whom live and work in the Washington, D.C. area. This will help you build your professional network.
The Schar School of Policy and Government offers ten master’s degree programs:
- Biodefense, MS
- Biodefense, MS (Online Program)
- International Commerce and Policy, MA
- International Security, MA
- Organization Development and Knowledge Management, MS
- Peace Operations, MS
- Political Science, MA
- Public Administration, MPA
- Public Policy, MPP
- Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics, MA
The Schar School also offers additional partnerships and programs: