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.

Master's and Certificate Open House (VIRTUAL):

Learn about the Schar School's graduate programs, meet the Dean, and interact with the faculty during this online event. Prospective master's and graduate certificate students who attend this event will be provided with an application fee waiver for the spring 2023 and fall 2023 graduate application.

   Wednesday, October 19, 2022  7 to 8 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register.

Global Commerce and Policy Lunch & Learn Events:

Join us virtually on your lunch break to hear more about the master’s in global commerce and policy program, including the application process, student experience and graduate outcomes.

   Friday, October 14, 2022  12 to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register.

MPP and MPA Information Sessions:

Join us virtually on your lunch break to hear more about the master’s in public administration and master’s in public policy programs, including the application process, student experience and graduate outcomes.

   Tuesday, October 18, 2022  12 to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual).  Register.

   Wednesday, November 9, 2022  12 to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual)Register.

MA in Political Science Information Session: 

Join us virtually on your lunch break to hear more about the master’s in political science program, including the application process, student experience and graduate outcomes. 

   Thursday, September 29, 2022  12 to 1 p.m. ET (Virtual). Register.

Security Studies Programs Information Session: 

Join us virtually on your lunch break to hear more about the international security and biodefense master's programs, as well as associated certificates – including information about the application process, student experience and graduate outcomes.

   Tuesday, October 11, 2022  12 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.

Student Experience

Hear from a current student about their experience at the Schar School! What's it like to take evening classes? What's the classroom like? Want to know more about the Mason Square campus? Our Graduate Ambassadors will fill you in on everything you need to know about life at Schar. No registration required- just click the link to join the live zoom session at that date/time! 

   October 5, 2022 04:00 PM EST

   November 2, 2022 04:00 PM EST

   December 7, 2022 04:00 PM EST

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Upcoming Events for Prospective Undergraduate Students

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!