Programs at George Mason University

Programs

INTO George Mason University programs

Direct admission to George Mason University

Undergraduate

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 80+ or IELTS score of 6.5+? (You will need to show proof of scores for acceptance)
  • Do you have at least a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale?

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to George Mason University.

Graduate

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 88 iBT, IELTS score of 6.5, or PTEA score of 59+? (You will need to show proof of scores for acceptance)
  • Have you completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (GPA requirement varies by program)?
  • Have you taken the GRE/GMAT?

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to George Mason University.

If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to one of our Pathways or Academic English:

Pathway and Academic English Programs

Undergraduate and Graduate Pathways are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing on to a degree program at George Mason University.

Academic English is for students who do not meet the requirements for a Pathway program but want to become confident English speakers before beginning a Pathway program or transferring directly into a degree program at George Mason University. Select a program below to learn more:

Undergraduate Pathway Programs

Undergraduate Pathway in Business

This Pathway program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Operations Management, Management, or Marketing at George Mason University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Manager, Accountant, Financial Advisor, Business Analyst, Investment Banker, Marketing Specialist, Entrepreneur
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: High school diploma with 2.5 minimum high school GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 (10 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 5.0 (4.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 38 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 5.5 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 45 or INTO Password 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering and Computing

Leads to a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science, Bioengineering, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or Systems Engineering at George Mason University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Computer Engineer, Computer Systems Specialist, Programmer, Systems Analyst, Web Developer, Biological Engineer, Drafter, Computer Systems Specialist, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 2.5 high school GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 (10 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 5.0 (4.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 38 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 5.5 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 45 or INTO Password 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Human and Social Development

Leads to a Bachelor of Science in Community Health; Health Administration; Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources with Concentrations in Sport Management, with Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, or Kinesiology; Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Events Management with Concentrations in Events Management, Hospitality Management, or Tourism Management; Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Resolution; or Bachelor of Social Work at George Mason University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Social Worker, Event Coordinator, Personal Trainer, Physical Therapist, Hotel Manager
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 2.5 high school GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 (10 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 5.0 (4.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 38 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 5.5 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 45 or INTO Password 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

 

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Humanities and Social Sciences

Leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Art History, Communication, English, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Foreign Languages, Global Affairs, Government and International Politics, History, Latin American Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Sociology, Undeclared* (*in which students may choose to be Undeclared as bachelor's pre-status); Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and Society; Economics; Integrative Studies; Psychology; Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Science in Public Administration at George Mason University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Anthropologist, Corrections Officer, Environmental Analyst, Technical Writer, Human Resources Manager
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 2.5 high school GPA

English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 (10 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 5.0 (4.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 38 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 5.5 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 45 or INTO Password 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

 

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Science

Leads to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics; Bachelor of Science in Astronomy, Forensic Science, Geography, Medical Technology, Physics; or a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Geology, Computational and Data Science at George Mason University.

Key course facts
Course length: 1-3 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Forensic Scientist, Doctor, Environmental Scientist, Sustainability Analyst, Marine Biologist
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 2.5 high school GPA
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50 (10 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 5.0 (4.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 38 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 5.5 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 45 or INTO Password 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

 

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway Programs

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Pathway in Arts Management

Leads to a Master of Arts in Arts Management at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Executive Director, Artistic Director, Exhibition Planner, Community and Corporate Relations Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator, Manager of Artistic Outreach
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree in theater, music performance, conducting, literature, dance, art history, film studies, studio art and graphic design, arts management, cultural management, marketing/communications, management/business or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
English language: 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or INTO Password 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester: TOEFL 85 (20+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Graphic Design

Leads to a Master of Arts in Graphic Design at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Senior Designer, Creative Director, Package Designer, Front End Web Designer, User Interface Designer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree in graphic design, fine arts, studio art, or relevant sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting, or drawing) with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Music

Leads to a Master of Music with six concentration options: Composition, Conducting, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Performance or Pedagogy

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Music Teacher, Accompanist, Lyricist, Conductor, Composer, Song Writer, Musical Therapist
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in music performance, music education, music theory, composition or jazz studies with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale and audition recording
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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School of Business

Graduate Pathway in Accounting

Leads to a Master of Science in Accounting at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 2-3 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $34,950
Careers: Actuary, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Analyst, Stockbroker, Tax Specialist, Payroll Manager, Loan Administrator
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in business or related degree with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.
The 2-Semester Pathway is designed for students with accounting undergraduate degrees. Students with non-accounting business degrees must enroll in the 3-Semester Accounting Pathway. Students with non-business degrees are required to complete the master’s in Management Graduate Pathway and degree program, followed by 12-15 credits of MS Accounting pre-requisites before beginning the MS Accounting degree program.
3-year international undergraduate degrees should be in Business or Accounting from an accredited institution. Students with 3-year non-Accounting and non-Business degrees will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for eligibility.
English language: 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 5.5 (5.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTEA 45 or INTO Password 6.0 Knowledge and 5.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4
2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Business Administration (MBA)

Leads to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: anuary, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Financial Analyst, Marketing Analyst, Entrepreneur, Credit Analyst, Advertising Executive
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent and 2 years prior work experience
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Management

Leads to a Master of Science in Management at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Business Analyst, Brand Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Management Consultant, Director of Operations
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Real Estate Development

Leads to a Master of Science in Real Estate Development at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers:
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent and 2 years prior work experience. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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College of Education and Human Development

Graduate Pathway in Curriculum and Instruction

Leads to a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Corporate Trainer, Education Administrator, Curriculum Specialist, Instructional Coordinator, Professor
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in related field with 2.75 minimum GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Special Education

Leads to a Master of Education in Special Education with no concentration or with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Special Education Administrator, Paraeducator/Paraprofessional, Educational Diagnostician, Special Education Teacher, Special Education Advocate
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in related field with 2.75 minimum GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Educational Psychology

Leads to a Master of Science in Educational Psychology with concentrations in Learning, Cognition and Motivation or Assessment, Evaluation and Testing

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Evaluation Specialist, Researcher, School Psychologist
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Sport and Recreation Studies

Leads to a Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies with five concentration options: Recreation Administration, Sport and Leisure Studies or Sport Management

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Sports Manager, Coach, Recreational Manager, Sport Agent, Sport Marketing, Sports Event Manager
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: Undergraduate degree or equivalent in related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Volgenau School of Engineering

Graduate Pathway in Applied Information Technology

Leads to a Master of Science in Applied Information Technology at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Programmer, Systems Analyst, Website Developer, Computer Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology, or related technical or management fields with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Bioengineering

Leads to a Master of Science in Bioengineering at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August

Fees: From $20,500
Careers: Bioengineer, Genetic Engineer, Rehabilitation Engineer, Biomaterials Engineer, Consultant
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in bioengineering with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Biostatistics

Leads to a Master of Science in Biostatistics at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Agricultural Experiment Designer, Quality Control Researcher, Forecasting Analyst, Design and Analysis Consultant
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in statistics or a related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

Leads to a Master of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August

Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Civil Engineer, state or local government, Structural Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Water Resource Engineer, Environmental Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in civil engineering or environmental engineering with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Engineering

Leads to a Master of Science in Computer Engineering at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Software Engineer, Network Designer, Web Administrator, Software Tester, Hardware Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited program with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Forensics

Leads to a Master of Science in Computer Forensics at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Forensics Investigator, Forensics Analyst, Forensics Engineer, Cyber Security
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, information technology or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer Science

Leads to a Master of Science in Computer Science at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Software Developer, Database Administrator, Web Developer, Information Systems Manager, Computer Programmer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, mathematics, or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Data Analytics Engineering

Leads to a Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Logistician, Operations Manager, Patent Law and Intellectual Property Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Technical Trainer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in engineering, business, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or information technology with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.

English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering

Leads to a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Electrical Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer, Design Engineer, Network Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, electronics and communications or electronic engineering with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Geotechnical, Construction and Structural Engineering

Leads to a Master of Engineering in Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in civil engineering with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Information Security and Assurance

Leads to a Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $21,000
Careers: Information Security Specialist, Data Security Analyst, Network Security Administrator, Application Security Specialist
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, mathematics, or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Information Systems

Leads to a Master of Science in Information Systems at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: IT Specialist, Computer Forensics Investigator, Cloud Architect, Mobile App Developer, Web Developer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, mathematics, or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Operations Research

Leads to a Master of Science in Operations Research at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Operations Research Analyst, Economist, Computer Systems Analyst, Survey Statistician, Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in engineering, mathematics, computer science, physical sciences, or economics with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Software Engineering

Leads to a Master of Science in Software Engineering at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Software Engineer, Software Architect, Software Development Director, Software Engineering Manager
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in computer science or a related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Statistical Science

Leads to a Master of Science in Statistical Science at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Statistician, Research Scientist, Actuary, Investment Analyst, Financial Risk Analyst
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in any field which includes course work in multivariable calculus, matrix or linear algebra, statistics, and calculus-based probability with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Systems Engineering

Leads to a Master of Science in Systems Engineering at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Systems Engineer, Industrial Systems Engineer, Software Systems Engineer, Electronic Systems Engineer, Environmental Systems Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in engineering, mathematics, computer science, physical sciences, or economics with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Telecommunications

Leads to a Master of Science in Telecommunications at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates: January, August
Fees: From $20,100
Careers: Telecom Manager, Hardware Designer, Network Designer, Product Manager, Network Manager, Radio Frequency Engineer
Entry requirements
Age: 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. The 2-Semester Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements below.
English language: 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 47 or Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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College of Health and Human Services

Graduate Pathway in Global Health

Leads to a Master of Science in Global Health at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Chief Nursing Officer, Human Resources Manager, Clinical Program Officer, Policy Advisor, Health Statistician
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in public health, nursing, biology/pre-med, international health, nutrition sciences, social sciences, psychology, social work or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale

English language 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 75 (17 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or INTO Password 7 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 85 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Health Informatics

Leads to a Master of Science in Health Informatics at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Nursing Informatics Specialist, Chief Medical Information Officer, Electronic, Medical Record Keeper, Healthcare IT Project Manager, Health Informatics Consultant
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in information systems, health policy, health services or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale

English language 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 75 (17 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or INTO Password 7 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 85 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Health Systems Management

Leads to a Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Healthcare Consultant, Insurance Specialist, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Medical Records Supervisor
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in public administration, health policy, health services, business, economics, nursing, or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale

English language 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 75 (17 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or INTO Password 7 overall or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 85 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 58+ or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Nutrition

Leads to a Master of Science in Nutrition at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,100
Careers Public Health Official, Community Health/Nutrition Educator, Food Buyer, Food Technologist, Weight Loss Specialist
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent in nursing, health sciences, agricultural studies, public health, education, or related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 75 (17 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic 52 or INTO Password 7 overall or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 85 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 58 or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Social Work

Leads to a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Practice or Social Change

Key course facts
Course length 2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Healthcare Consultant, Insurance Specialist, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Medical Records Supervisor
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent with 30 credits of general studies or liberal arts course work with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language TOEFL 75 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic 52 or INTO Password 7.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Pathway in Global Affairs

Leads to a Master of Arts in Global Affairs at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Environmental Analyst, Foreign Services Contracting Officer, Research and Policy Analyst, Program Manager, Advisor/Facilitator
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 75 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 52 or INTO Password 7 overall or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

2-Term Bridge Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 58+ or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in English - Linguistics

Leads to a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in Linguistics

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates August
Fees From 20,500
Careers Market Research Analyst, Speech Analyst, Language Analyst, ESOL Teacher, Research Assistant
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree in English, ESL, linguistics, language acquisition, or other related field with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale

English language TOEFL 75 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 52 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Psychology

Leads to a Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or Human Factors/Applied Cognition

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Human Resources Generalist, Diversity Manager, Outpatient Services Director, Nursing Home Administrator, Employee Relations Manager, Business Intelligence Specialist, Director of Business Development
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive sciences or human factors with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale

English language 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 52 or INTO Password 7 overall or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 85 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 58+ or Core and OCS Level 6

Graduate Bridge Pathway: TOEFL 85 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 58+ or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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School of Policy, Government and International Affairs

Graduate Pathway in International Commerce and Policy

Leads to a Master of Arts in International Commerce and Policy at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees 2-Semester Pathway: from $34,950
Careers Corporate Planner, Foreign Service Economics Officer, Global Marketer, Private International Entrepreneur
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language TOEFL 75 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 52 or INTO Password: 7.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Public Policy

Leads to a Master of Public Policy at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees 2-Semester Pathway: from $34,950
Careers Legislator, Political Scientist, Urban Planner, Research Associate
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language TOEFL 75 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 52 or INTO Password: 7.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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College of Science

Graduate Pathway in Applied and Engineering Physics

Leads to a Master of Science in Applied and Engineering Physics at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August

Fees From $20,500
Careers Software Developer, Radiation Physicist, Health Physicist, Semiconductor Project Engineer
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent in physics and applied physics with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale

English language 2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password 6 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53+ or or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics Management

Leads to a Master of Science in Bioinformatics Management at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January (2-Semester only), August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Clinical Methods Developer, Director of Pharmacology, Clinical Trial Manager, Bioinformatics Developer, Clinical Systems and Records Manager
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent in biology, mathematics, statistics or bioengineering with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password: 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Leads to a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Molecular Laboratory Supervisor, Senior Scientist, Senior Research Investigator, Research Associate, Medical Technologist
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent in biology, mathematics, statistics or bioengineering with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale

English language

2-Semester: TOEFL iBT 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password 6 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (20 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53+ or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Computational Science

Leads to a Master of Science in Computational Science at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January (2-Semester only), August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Systems Support Engineer, Optical Character Recognition Specialist, Senior Software Engineer, Informational Technology Analyst
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in mathematics or statistics with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password: 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Earth Systems Science

Leads to a Master of Science in Earth Systems Science at George Mason University

From $20,500
Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees
Careers Atmospheric Scientist, Geoscientist, Geographer, Pollution Cleanup Specialist, Forest and Conservation Technician, Environmental Planner, Hydrologist
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in earth systems, geology, geography, astronomy or meteorology with a 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password: 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Environmental Science and Policy

Leads to a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in Environmental Management

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Systems Support Engineer, Optical Character Recognition Specialist, Senior Software Engineer, Informational Technology Analyst
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in environmental studies, earth science, biology, ecology, botany, sustainability studies, or other related fields with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password: 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Forensic Science

Leads to a Master of Science in Forensic Science at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Medical Examiner, Crime Laboratory Analyst, Crime Scene Examiner, Forensic Engineer
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in criminology, psychology or related field (successful students in this major have diverse science and social science-related backgrounds) with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password: 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences

Leads to a Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Cartographic Designer, Computer Programmer, Geographic Information Systems Analyst, Remote Sensing Scientist
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in geography, geology or earth science with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password: 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Graduate Pathway in Mathematics

Leads to a Master of Science in Mathematics at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length Two semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Actuary, Budget Analyst, Economist, Financial Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Statistician
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in mathematics or statistics with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language TOEFL 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password: 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

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School of Law

Graduate Pathway in Intellectual Property/Law and Economics

Leads to a Master of Law in Law at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1 semester (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Lawyer, Economicst
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Undergraduate degree or equivalent in law with 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language TOEFL iBT 85 (20 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (6.5 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 58 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Graduate Pathway in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Leads to a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University

Key course facts
Course length 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $20,500
Careers Mediator, Conflict Resolution Practitioner, Assistant Dean of Students, Conflict Specialist
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in Conflict Resolution, International Relations, Psychology, Peace Studies or other related social science with a 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent based on applicant's country/institution scale
English language 2-Semester: TOEFL 70 (13 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or IELTS 6.0 (5.5 minimum subscores in reading and listening) or PTE Academic: 47 or INTO Password: 6.0 overall or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 5

1-Semester: TOEFL 80 (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 53 or completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Other Programs

Graduate Bridge Pathway Program

Similar to "Top-Up" programs, INTO Mason's Bridge Pathway Program provides a supplemental year of advanced graduate preparation for students with select international bachelor's degrees equivalent to three years or 90 credits.

Key course facts
Course length Graduate Bridge Pathway: two semesters (each semester is an average of 15 weeks long)
Start dates January, August
Fees From $34,950
Careers Leads to a variety of careers depending on the major
Entry requirements
Age 17 years old (special cases considered for 16 year olds) or above
Academic 2.75 minimum GPA equivalent on the applicant's country/institutional scale; select 3-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
English language TOEFL 85 + (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or IELTS 6.5 (5.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing) or PTE Academic: 58+ or completion of Academic English Level 6

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

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Academic English

The Academic English program at INTO George Mason University prepares international students for university study in the United States. The academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Mason.

Key course facts
Course length: Minimum of one term (11 weeks)
Start dates: January, May, August
Age requirement: 17 years and older 
Entry requirements
Academic: High school diploma
English language: None; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival

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Cost Estimates

For I-20 purposes, all international students must submit an Affidavit of Support, which is part of the application process. Students must show sufficient funds to cover expenses for one academic year. These numbers are based on estimated costs of attendance and are subject to change.

2016-17 Academic Year

Cost Description Tuition & Fees Housing & Dining Books & Supplies Health Insurance Misc. Total
Academic English $8,200 $8,700 $250 $1,076 $1,203 $19,429
Undergraduate 2-Semester Pathway $34,950 $17,400 $1,185 $2,760 $2,406 $58,701
Graduate 2-Semester Pathway $34,950 $17,605 $1,409 $2,760 $2,966 $59,690

2017-18 Academic Year

Cost Description Tuition & Fees Housing & Dining Books & Supplies Health Insurance Misc. Total
Undergraduate 2-Semester Pathway $36,350 $18,040 $1,236 $3,300 $3,282 $62,208
Undergraduate 1-Semester Pathway $20,900 $9,020 $618 $1,650 $1,641 $33,829
Graduate 2-Semester/Bridge Pathway $36,350 $17,368 $1,423 $3,300 $2,966 $61,407
Graduate 1-Semester Pathway $20,900 $8,684 $712 $1,650 $1,483 $33,429
Academic English $8,610 $9,020 $263 $1,650 $1,641 $21,184

If there is more than one financial sponsor, each sponsor must complete an Affidavit of Support indicating a specific dollar amount of annual support.

Students cannot confirm their place or receive an I-20 until required financial documents are on file.

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