Graduate Pathway in Graphic Design

Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway or Graduate Bridge Program in Graphic Design are assured progression to a Mason graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.

Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'.

Bridge Program: Students with select three-year undergraduate degrees can begin earning credits toward a master's degree while completing core undergraduate requirements.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 14 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 22 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
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Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 18 December 2019 1 Semester
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$21,780

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 55.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

Mason's Bridge program allows students to take the requisite courses to prepare to enter a Graduate Pathway program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 85 (17 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 58+, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Three-year undergraduate degree in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 16 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 55 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 12 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.00. B or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

Mason's Bridge program allows students to take the requisite courses to prepare to enter a Graduate Pathway program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 85 (17 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 58+, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Three-year undergraduate degree in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 12 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 18 December 2019 1 Semester
View Term dates
$21,780

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 55.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 85 (17 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 58+, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Three-year undergraduate degree in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
19 August 2019 13 May 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 16 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 169 (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 55 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 12 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 85 (17 subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 58+, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 6, or IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Three-year undergraduate degree in graphic design, fine arts, studio art or sub-discipline (sculpture, photography, new media, printmaking, interarts, painting or drawing). 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent. Portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at George Mason University. We award scholarships for our Pathway programs in amounts that are typically between $1,000 to $18,000 per program per qualified student.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
17 August 2020 12 May 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.30. B or better in all GGS courses, at least one A. B or better in all INYO/EAP courses. Statement of purpose. 1 letter of recommendation.

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