Visit Us

We invite you to join us to learn more about the Schar School of Policy and Government and our academic programs.

George Mason University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please indicate in the registration questions or email schar@gmu.edu if you will need disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Meet Our Graduate Admissions Team

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a member of the graduate admissions team for an opportunity to ask questions, discuss your academic and professional goals, and learn more about our degree programs and admissions process. 

Please email schar@gmu.edu or call us at 703-993-8099 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a class visit.

Interested in our undergraduate programs? See below for information on how to get in touch with our undergraduate admissions team!

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Upcoming Events for Prospective Graduate Students

After registering for each of these events, you will receive an email with a zoom link 24 hours in advance of the session.

Application Drop-In Hours:

"Drop In" during our virtual application drop-in hours to ask the admissions team any questions you may have about your master’s application. The application deadline for fall 2023 is April 1.
   Friday, March 24, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register. 
   Friday, April 21, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register. 

Career Development Sessions:

Join our career development team for upcoming virtual sessions to learn how the Schar School works to advance students' careers. You'll learn about career opportunities, program outcomes, and the career support services that are available to all of our students and alumni.
    Wednesday, March 22, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register.
    Monday, April 10, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register.

Virtual Information Sessions:

Prospective students are invited to attend virtual information sessions led by the graduate admissions team to hear more about our master's degree programs offered at the Schar School. These online session provide program overviews as well as the application process, student experience, and graduate outcomes. 
Global Commerce and Policy Information Session:
   Tuesday, April 4, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register. 
Public Policy and Public Administration Information Sessions:
   Thursday, April 20, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register.
Political Science Information Session:
   Wednesday, April 5, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register.
Organization Development and Knowledge Management (ODKM) Information Session: 
   Thursday, March 23, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.
   Wednesday, April 26, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.
Security Studies Information Session:
This session covers the Master of International Security and Master of Biodefense programs as well as the associated certificates.
   Thursday, April 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.

George Mason University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact indicate in the questions or email schar@gmu.edu if you will need disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

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Upcoming Undergraduate Admissions Events

Schar School Showcase

As you prepare to start your undergraduate degree, take a deeper look inside the Schar School’s three majors, learn more about undergraduate programming and career outcomes, gain insight from current students and faculty, and immerse yourself in the student experience with a special sample class.

   Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Fairfax Campus). Register.

Meet Our Undergraduate Admissions Team

Prospective students and their families can get to know the Schar School by setting up an informational appointment with the Schar School undergraduate recruitment team. Visit in person in 333 Aquia Building on the Fairfax campus, or set up a time to talk by phone or Zoom. ​​​​​Reach out to ScharUAA@gmu.edu or 703-993-6564 to schedule a conversation.

Schar School Undergraduate Student Liaisons are also happy to help!