George Mason University's Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's (BAM) program allows current undergraduate students to be admitted into graduate degree programs and take classes that apply to both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
What are the benefits of the BAM program?
- Save money on tuition
- Expanded career opportunities
- Faster degree completion in as little as five years
- Waived application fee
- Streamlined the application process
Why select the Schar School?
- World-renowned faculty
- Tailored, field-specific career support
- Unparalleled professional connections
- Highly ranked programs
- Close proximity to Washington, D.C. (Mason Square campus)
Accelerated Master's Degrees Offerings
- Biodefense, MS
- Global Commerce and Policy, MA
- International Security, MA
- Organization Development and Knowledge Management, MS
- Political Science, MA
- Public Administration, MPA
- Public Policy, MPP
Online degree options are available for all programs except for political science.
A Degree That Works With Your Schedule
Classes for Schar School graduate programs are offered in such a way that gives students the chance to work or pursue internship opportunities while still completing their coursework:
- Classes occur in the evening at 4:30 or 7:20 p.m.
- Online and in-person options
- Part-time or full-time coursework after transitioning from undergraduate to graduate studies
BAM Student Scholarship
The Douglas and Mariana Brook Public Policy Endowed Scholarship awards funding to current Mason undergraduate students who have been accepted into one of Schar School’s six bachelor’s-accelerated master’s (BAM) degree programs. Reach out to the Schar School Graduate Admissions team for more information about available funding.
All BAM students have access to individualized assistance from our career services team.
- Explore career and internship opportunities
- Define your goals
- Develop the skills needed for a successful job search
- Craft a resume and cover letter