Bridge Pathway Program

Designed for students with select 3-year international degrees

How the Bridge Pathway Program works

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.

This two-semester Pathway includes:

  • Graduate coursework required for the specific degree programs
  • General education classes
  • Graduate transition preparation
  • English writing development 

Earn credits toward your master's degree

Beginning in the first semester, you will take classes toward your master's degree while completing general education requirements needed for graduate school at Mason.

Students in the Bridge Pathway Program receive customized academic advising to assist them in choosing the best classes that will complement their studies.

Which Pathway programs are available?

INTO Mason offers 25+ Graduate Pathway Programs that participate in the Bridge Pathway Program.

What will I study?

This program offers students with select 3-year degrees the opportunity to enroll in a modified 2-Semester Pathway program. Visit the INTO Mason Graduate Pathway page for your major of interest for more information.   


  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining toward degree

Questions? Please contact INTO Mason at [email protected].


Graduate Bridge Pathway Program

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • 2.75 minimum GPA equivalent based on the applicant's country/institutional scale
  • Select 3-year undergraduate degree or equivalent

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT 85+ (17 minimum subscores in reading and writing)
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores in reading and writing)
  • PTE Academic 58+
  • Completion Academic English Level 6



Graduate Bridge Pathway Program

When can I start?   

2016-17 Dates and Prices

Program Title Program Start and End Dates Tuition

2-Semester Pathway

Spring: January 17, 2017


2017-18 Dates and Prices

Program Title Program Start and End Dates Tuition

 2-Semester Pathway

Fall: August 21, 2017
Spring: January 16, 2018


*Depending on the Graduate Pathway Program, Spring Graduate Pathways to Management and Sports Recreation Studies will end in early August of the same year.


Graduate Bridge Pathway Program

What are the progression requirements to the university's graduate degree program? 

The requirements for completing the Bridge Pathway Program are the same as the requirements for the participating Graduate Pathway programs. Select a program below to learn more: 

Participating Graduate Pathway Programs

Graduate Pathways in Education and Human Development

Graduate Pathways in Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Pathways in Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Pathways in Business

Graduate Pathways in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Graduate Pathways in Engineering

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