The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University offers cutting-edge programs taught by professors with real-world experience that will help you become a leader in your field. Discover how we can help you take the next step in your career.

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Attend an info session to learn more about Schar School graduate programs
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"The loss of trust in public institutions calls for a new generation of leaders who can restore Americans’ confidence in democratic norms and in one another. Schar School students are uniquely qualified for this mission: in my experience, they are humble, compassionate, hard-working, and ready to take advantage of opportunities that come their way. A Schar School education prepares these students to effectively manage resources, devise and evaluate complex policies, and recognize emerging threats."

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

Schar School News and Media

Read the latest school news and announcements, faculty interviews in prestigious media outlets, and student and alumni spotlights.

Schar School Campuses

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.

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