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. We are just a few miles from downtown Washington, D.C., with easy access to archives and museums, policy makers and think tanks, consulting firms and global companies and nonprofits, and national and international events.
Some of the benefits of being a student at the Schar School in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., area include:
1. Numerous and diverse career and internship opportunities.
2. Networking opportunities with the many Schar School graduates who still live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.
3. Classes offered at convenient times and locations so you can work while you complete your degree.
If you are interested in a career in public policy, government, and international affairs, this is an ideal place to pursue your degree.
Off-Campus Housing website
Transportation and Area Resources
Mason Transportation Department website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Arlington County Website
Fairfax County Website
Culture and Recreation
Cultural Tourism D.C.
George Mason Center for the Arts
George Mason Memorial
National Mall – National Park Service
Neighborhood Athletic Association (recreational sports leagues)
Washington Post’s Entertainment Guide