Graduate 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 3 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 26 Graduate Pathway Programs that participate in the Bridge Pathway Program. See the “Progression” tab for more information on available majors.
What will I study?
This program offers holders of select 3-year degrees the opportunity to enroll in a modified Standard Pathway for participating graduate programs. See Sample Study Plan below for details:
SAMPLE STUDY PLAN - MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
- 30 credit hour program
- 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
- 21 credit hours remaining toward degree
**One graduate class (e.g.- CS Elective) is replaced by an advanced undergraduate class