Graduate Pathway in Public Policy

Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Public Policy 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 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'.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 36-39 credit hour program (variable due to internship credit)
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27-30 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 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing), or Duolingo 55 (before 7/15/19) or 100 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.0. B or better in all courses, at least one A. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 2 letters 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 & writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in reading & writing), PTEA 58, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading & writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

3 year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergrad GPA.

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
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.0. B or better in all courses, at least one A. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 2 letters 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 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing), or Duolingo 55 (before 7/15/19) or 100 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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
$39,040
12 January 2021 15 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$39,040

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.0. B or better in all courses, at least one A. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 2 letters 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 & writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in reading & writing), PTEA 58, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading & writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

3 year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergrad GPA.

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
$39,040
12 January 2021 15 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$39,040

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.0. B or better in all courses, at least one A. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 2 letters 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 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing), or Duolingo 55 (before 7/15/19) or 100 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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
16 August 2021 11 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
11 January 2022 14 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.0. B or better in all courses, at least one A. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 2 letters 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 & writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in reading & writing), PTEA 58, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading & writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

3 year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergrad GPA.

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
16 August 2021 11 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
11 January 2022 14 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

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 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing), or Duolingo 55 (before 7/15/19) or 100 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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
15 August 2022 10 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
10 January 2023 13 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What do I need to progress?

Minimum overall GPA: 3.0. B or better in all courses, at least one A. No grades of NC, W or IN permitted. Statement of purpose. 2 letters 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 & writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in reading & writing), PTEA 58, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading & writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

3 year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergrad GPA.

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
15 August 2022 10 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
10 January 2023 13 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week


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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing), or Duolingo 55 (before 7/15/19) or 100 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 85 (17+ subscores in reading & writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in reading & writing), PTEA 58, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading & writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

3 year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergrad GPA.

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
14 January 2020 16 December 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing), or Duolingo 55 (before 7/15/19) or 100 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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
$39,040
12 January 2021 15 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$39,040

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 85 (17+ subscores in reading & writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in reading & writing), PTEA 58, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading & writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

3 year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergrad GPA.

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
$39,040
12 January 2021 15 December 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$39,040

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing), or Duolingo 55 (before 7/15/19) or 100 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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
16 August 2021 11 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
11 January 2022 14 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 85 (17+ subscores in reading & writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in reading & writing), PTEA 58, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading & writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

3 year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergrad GPA.

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
16 August 2021 11 May 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
11 January 2022 14 December 2022 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing), or Duolingo 55 (before 7/15/19) or 100 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.

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
15 August 2022 10 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
10 January 2023 13 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 85 (17+ subscores in reading & writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ in reading & writing), PTEA 58, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 6, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading & writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

3 year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergrad GPA.

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
15 August 2022 10 May 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*
10 January 2023 13 December 2023 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 15
Class duration:

9-13 hours per week

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. 2 letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose.

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