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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

Meet the Alum Who Followed His Heart-to Law School

During his time at George Mason University as a public administration major at the Schar School, Eyasu Yirdaw took many courses that prepared him for a career in public service.

A Hayden Center Panel Has a Civil Discussion About a Volatile Topic—Julian Assange

‘The Case of Julian Assange’ panel: From left, moderator Sasha Ingber, Holden Triplett, Barry Pollack, Gabe Rottman, and Mark Zaid. Photos by Buzz McClain/Schar School of Policy and Government

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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.