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You can apply to our master’s and graduate certificate programs for both the fall and spring semesters. Applicants to our PhD programs may apply for the fall semester only. The admissions process is competitive, and each application is reviewed individually. We firmly believe in building a strong cadre of students throughout the selective admissions process and encourage applications from students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.

All online application forms are available through the George Mason University Office of Admissions website.


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 or 703-993-6564 to schedule a conversation.

Schar School Undergraduate Student Liaisons are also happy to help!

Have questions about applying to Mason? If you're a prospective undergraduate student, contact George Mason's Office of Undergraduate Admissions at If you are a prospective graduate student, contact the Schar School's Office of Graduate Admissions at We look forward to assisting you!