Graduate Pathway in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 41 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 32 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Graduate Study I
  • Interpersonal Communication for International Students* or Advanced English for Academic Purposes*
  • Graduate Communication in Disciplines I
  • Foundations of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Semester 2
  • Introduction to Graduate Study II
  • Graduate Communication in Disciplines II
  • Conflict Inquiry
  • Facilitation Skills*
  • Linguistics Capstone
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 44 credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 38 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Accelerated Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Accelerated Graduate Communication in Disciplines
  • Foundations of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

*This Pathway accepts students with certain three-year degrees. Students will substitute two Mason Core or equivalent courses for Interpersonal Communication for International Students: Practicum and Theory/Advanced English for Academic Purposes and selected major course in consultation with an academic advisor.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a graduate degree program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, you might find work as a:

  • Mediator
  • Conflict resolution practitioner
  • Assistant Dean of Students
  • Conflict specialist
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Graduate Pathway in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Graduate Entry Paths and Requirements

There are multiple routes to graduate admission at George Mason University. As an international graduate student, admission is determined by academic performance and English language proficiency.

Program Entry Requirements Academic English Language
Direct Admit:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, varies by program
  • TOELF iBT 88 (20 subscores)
  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTEA 59+ or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 7 with no grades below B
2-Semester Pathway:
  • 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent1,2
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • TOEFL iBT 70 (13+ subscores in reading and listening)
  • IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ subscores in reading and listening)
  • PTEA 47
  • Password 6.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5
1-Semester Pathway:
  • 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent1
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (17+ subscores in reading and writing)
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing)
  • PTEA 53
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6
Bridge Pathway:
  • Select 3-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • TOEFL iBT 85
  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTEA 58+ or
  • Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6

1Undergraduate degree must be in Conflict Resolution, International Relations, Psychology, Peace Studies or other related social science. Alternatively, 4-year undergraduate degree and demonstrated conflict-related experience is permitted.

2This Pathway accepts students with certain 3-year degrees; see bridge entry requirements. Students will substitute two Mason Core or equivalent courses for EAP 503/504 and selected major course in consultation with an academic advisor.

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Graduate Pathway in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway Spring: January 16, 2018  $35,650
1-Semester Pathway Spring: January 16, 2018 $20,500

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Date Tuition
2-Semester Pathway Fall: August 20, 2018
Spring: January 14, 2019
$36,800
1-Semester Pathway Fall: August 20, 2018
Spring: January 14, 2019
$21,150
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Graduate Pathway in Conflict Analysis and Resolution

What are the progression requirements?

Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'. You must meet the following George Mason University Pathway progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum overall GPA: 3.0
  • B or better in CONF courses
  • B or better in PROV/EAP classes
  • No grade of NC, W or IN permitted
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Students are fully admitted to George Mason University provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials. 

Does this program lead to further study?

This program leads a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

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