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Learn more about our new BA in International Security and Law!

This new, one-of-a-kind degree program prepares graduates to become leaders when they are needed most.


"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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Meet the MPA Student Who Leads FEMA's National Exercise Division

The retired Army senior noncommissioned officer with more than 20 years of service eventually found calmer work after his active-duty career. 

Students See Government at Work During Mason Lobbies Day

Schar School students visited Richmond to convince the General Assembly to make changes. As it happened, it was the students who changed.

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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.