This master's program admits students for both the fall and spring semesters. The following application deadlines are for domestic students. International students (those who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree outside of the U.S.) are required to apply one month prior to the domestic deadlines.
SPRING 2021 ENTRY:
Final Application Deadline: December 15
FALL 2021 ENTRY:
Priority Application Deadline: February 1
Final Application Deadline: May 1
(Domestic applications accepted on a space-available basis after May 15.)
Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Program Deadlines
Undergraduate students at George Mason have the opportunity to combine their bachelor's degree with their master's on an accelerated track, reducing the period of time and total cost. Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's (BAM) applicants should follow the same master's application deadlines posted to this page (see above). Please note that the accelerated master's program is for current Mason undergraduate students only. For more information, visit the BAM program page or contact your academic advisor.
Biodefense Master's Admissions Requirements
Applicants to the Master of Science in Biodefense degree program must submit:
- Graduate application and fee
- 750-1,000-word written statement of your goals and interest in the program
- Current resume
- Upload unofficial transcripts from all previous institutions attended in the U.S. For international institutions, transcripts may be unofficial but should include cumulative transcripts, degree certificate, individual semester marksheets (if applicable), and diploma (if applicable)
- Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from an individual who is qualified to attest to the candidate's academic potential
- GRE scores (taken within five years prior to the date of applying)*
- Writing sample (optional, but strongly recommended)
- Additional requirements for applicants with international credentials
The Schar School of Policy and Government awards merit-based scholarships based on an applicant's academic achievements.
Because of the breadth of the program, students with backgrounds in science or other areas such as international affairs, political science, law, public policy, and conflict resolution are encouraged to apply. Wondering if your prior academic or professional experience is a good fit? Contact the Graduate Office of Admissions - we're here to help.