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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, February 17, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register.

   Friday, February 24, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register. 

   Friday, March 17, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register.

   Friday, March 24, from noon to 1 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. 
Biodefense Information Session:
    Thursday, March 9, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register.
Global Commerce and Policy Information Session:
   Friday, February 17, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register.
   Monday, March 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register.
International Security Information Session:
   Wednesday, March 22, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register.
MPA and MPP Information Sessions:
   Monday, February 13, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.
MPA Information Session:
   Monday, March 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.
MPP Information Session:
   Tuesday, March 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.
MA of Political Science Information Session:
   Monday, February 20, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.
   Monday, March 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register.
Organization Development and Knowledge Management (ODKM) Information Session: 
   Wednesday, February 22, from noon to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.
   Thursday, March 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.
Security Studies Information Session:
This session covers the master of international security and master of biodefense degree programs as well as the associated certificates.
   Thursday, February 16, from noon to 1 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

Model UN Spotlight Day (Spotlight Day 1)

Enjoy lunch with members of the Schar School and Model UN communities as you learn about the school's three bachelor’s degrees, as well as opportunities that will prepare you for a career in policy, law, diplomacy, political science, international affairs, and more.

   Monday, February 20, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Fairfax Campus). Register.

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!