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.


"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

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A Year of "Surviving and Thriving"

Our alumni help us thrive! Schar School professor and former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton reflects on the past year of challenges and accomplishments.

Schar School alumna Denise Turner Roth
Meet Alumna Denise Turner Roth

Roth continues to use her Schar School knowledge as president of advisory services at the international engineering and design firm WSP USA.

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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.