How to Apply

Application Requirements

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Are you ready to join the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University? Admissions requirements and application deadlines vary by program - be sure to select your primary program of interest in the below list to stay informed of your program's admissions process and deadlines. 

For questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Schar School Office of Graduate Admissions at schar@gmu.edu. We look forward to speaking with you!

MASTER’S PROGRAMS

Biodefense Master’s Degree Program
Fall and Spring application deadlines
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International Commerce and Policy Master’s Degree Program
Fall and Spring application deadlines
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International Security Master’s Degree Program
Fall and Spring application deadlines
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Organization Development and Knowledge Management Master’s Degree Program
Fall application deadline
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Political Science Master’s Degree Program
Fall and Spring application deadlines
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Public Administration Master’s Degree Program
Fall and Spring application deadlines
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Public Policy Master’s Degree Program
Fall and Spring application deadlines
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DOCTORATE PROGRAMS

Biodefense Doctoral Program
Fall application deadline
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Political Science Doctoral Program
Fall application deadline
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Public Policy Doctoral Program
Fall application deadline
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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Learn more about our certificate program application deadlines and requirements: https://schar.gmu.edu/graduate-certificate-admissions

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

The two undergraduate degrees in Government and International Politics and Public Administration attract students from across the United States and around the world. Learn more about undergraduate application requirements: https://schar.gmu.edu/why-study-here/admissions/undergraduate-admissions

 

NON-DEGREE STUDIES FOR VISITING STUDENTS

Learn more about the requirements to take a class as a non-degree visiting student: https://schar.gmu.edu/non-degree-programs-admissions