Graduate Pathway in Intellectual Property/Law and Economics/US Law

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 an undergraduate 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.

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 26 credit hour program
  • 2 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Accelerated Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Accelerated Graduate Communication in Disciplines
  • Introduction to US Law

Career fields for international students with an LL.M.

  • International business law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Regulatory law
  • Corporate or NGO law
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This degree is based on our Arlington campus.

Graduate Pathway in Intellectual Property/Law and Economics/US Law

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
1-Semester
Pathway:
  • 4-year undergraduate degree in law (LL.B. or JD)
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent
  • TOEFL iBT 85 (20+ subscores in reading and writing)
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.5+ subscores in reading and writing)
  • PTEA 58
  • 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
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This degree is based on our Arlington campus.

Graduate Pathway in Intellectual Property/Law and Economics/US Law

When can I start?

2016-17 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway Spring: January 17, 2017 $34,950
1-Semester Pathway Spring: January 17, 2017 $20,100

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Dates Tuition
1-Semester Pathway Fall: August 21, 2017
Spring: January 16, 2018
$20,500
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This degree is based on our Arlington campus.

Graduate Pathway in Intellectual Property/Law and Economics/US Law

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: 3.00
  • A in LAW 093; B or better in all PROV/EAP courses
  • No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Informal admissions interview
  • No GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores required

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 to a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, Master of Laws in Law and Economics or Master of Laws in US Law at George Mason University.

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This degree is based on our Arlington campus.