MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS
Biodefense, MS (on-campus and online formats)
International Commerce and Policy, MA
International Security, MA
Organization Development and Knowledge Management, MS
Political Science, MA
Public Administration, MPA
Public Policy, MPP
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Emergency Management and Homeland Security Certificate
Global Health and Security Certificate
Illicit Trade Analysis Certificate
National Security and Public Policy Certificate
Nonprofit Management Certificate
Public Management Certificate
Science, Technology, and Security Certificate
Strategic Trade Certificate
Terrorism and Homeland Security Certificate
At the Center of the Policy World
With our location in the national capital region, we have unprecedented access to renowned experts, leaders, and speakers, as well as adjunct faculty who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Notable faculty include General Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, and Michael Morell, former deputy director and acting director of the CIA.
The Value of a Schar School Degree
Our graduates are among the best in their fields. From careers in government to the private sector, Schar School graduates are thriving in their professions and advancing solutions in a complex and changing world.
SCHAR SCHOOL NEWS
The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is pleased to announce the appointment of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe as Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Spearheaded by Mason faculty members who include the former deputy assistant secretary in the Department of Education and former Virginia Secretary of Education, the new Education Policy emphasis area, offered in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program, will help students understand how education policy is debated, created, and implemented.
The Schar School and the Washington Post have joined forces to conduct a series of polls over the next year, forging a strategic partnership that will illuminate voter sentiment on a broad range of political and public policy issues.