July 15 is the priority application deadline for master's programs for the Fall 2021 semester. 

Prospective master's and graduate certificate students who attend a virtual Schar School admissions event will be provided with an application fee waiver for the Fall 2021 graduate application. Register for an event here!

At George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, you will learn from world-class professors and industry experts. We offer undergraduate degreesmaster's programs, and PhD programs, as well as graduate certificates and executive education programs.


International Students

Students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries call George Mason University home and give the University one of the most diverse student populations in the U.S. Learn more about applying as an international student, including proof of English proficiency, Visa requirements, and more.

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Military, Veterans, and Dependents 

George Mason University and the Schar School of Policy and Government are proud to welcome veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents to our community. Learn more about the services and benefits available to our veterans and military students, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, Post-9/11 GI Bill®, and the Schar School’s ERPi Patriot Scholarship for veterans.