Major in Making a Difference

Discover how our undergraduate programs prepare students to become effective decision-makers.

Nationally Ranked Programs

The latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report place the Schar School at No. 7 for security studies programs and No. 14 for international policy.

$450,000 in Scholarship Funding Awarded

Funding from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation supports security studies students.

Mason in Top 10 for Foreign Service Office Promotions

A new study finds Mason in the top 10 of universities for State Department employees who earn promotions in the Foreign Service.

Support the Schar School

Your donations support critical scholarships, with priority given to underserved and first-generation students.

World-Changing Careers

Despite a challenging job market, surveys of both our graduate and undergraduate students reveal strong employment outcomes.

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"We prepare students to be future leaders and managers who advance the public good. Our graduates have the drive to make a difference in the world by building upon the knowledge and experience they have gained."

Mark J. Rozell, Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government

Clara del Olmo
College Life is Better Than the Movies

When trying to pick a school, Clara del Olmo’s study abroad advisor pointed her to Mason because of its reputation for having a great government program and a diverse student body.

Mason President Gregory Washington
First-Year Students Find Community

The Schar School’s “Democracy Lab” is one of the newest Learning Communities (LC), where more than 60 students with common interests live and learn together during the academic year.

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Located at the Center of the Policy World

Located where policy happens—just six miles from the U.S. Capitol Building—the Schar School’s campuses are located in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia. Students are connected to jobs, internships, networking, and experiences that can only be found in the Washington, D.C., area.