International Year One in Human and Social Development

International Year One in Human and Social Development will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University. Upon successful completion of International Year One and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason program to a university degree program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

3-semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 30-34 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 86-90 credit hours remaining toward degree

2-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 27-31 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 89-93 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 15-16 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 104-105 credit hours remaining toward degree

Course features

  • Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
  • Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university.
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway.
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This International Year One 1-Semester Pathway lasts six months and is designed for students who already have a higher level of English.

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 Academic English Core and OCS Level 5 or higher, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 13 May 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$21,780

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

This International Year One 2-Semester Pathway lasts 12 months and is designed for students who have a moderate level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 60 (13 subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 5.5 (5.5 subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 45+, Password 6.0 in Knowledge and 5.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4 or higher, IELA 162 overall (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 50 (before 7/15/19) or 90 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 7 August 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

This International Year One 3-Semester Pathway lasts 18 months and is designed for students who need a more intensive English-language program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 50 (10 all subscores), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 all subscores), PTEA 41, Password 5.0 in Knowledge and 4.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3 or higher, IELA 154 (147 all subscores), or Duolingo 45 (before 7/15/19) or 80 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 15 December 2020 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$47,520

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
This International Year One 1-Semester Pathway lasts six months and is designed for students who already have a higher level of English.

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 Academic English Core and OCS Level 5 or higher, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 16 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 12 May 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

This International Year One 2-Semester Pathway lasts 12 months and is designed for students who have a moderate level of English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 60 (13 subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 5.5 (5.5 subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 45+, Password 6.0 in Knowledge and 5.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4 or higher, IELA 162 overall (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 50 (befpre 7/15/19) or 90 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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
*
12 January 2021 6 August 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

This International Year One 3-Semester Pathway lasts 18 months and is designed for students who need a more intensive English-language program.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 50 (10 all subscores), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 all subscores), PTEA 41, Password 5.0 in Knowledge and 4.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3 or higher, IELA 154 (147 all subscores), or Duolingo 45 (before 7/15/19) or 80 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 6 August 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 14 December 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week



What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

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 Academic English Core and OCS Level 5 or higher, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 13 May 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
$21,780

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 60 (13 subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 5.5 (5.5 subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 45+, Password 6.0 in Knowledge and 5.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4 or higher, IELA 162 overall (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 50 (before 7/15/19) or 90 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 7 August 2020 2 Semesters
View Term dates
$37,900

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 50 (10 all subscores), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 all subscores), PTEA 41, Password 5.0 in Knowledge and 4.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3 or higher, IELA 154 (147 all subscores), or Duolingo 45 (before 7/15/19) or 80 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 15 December 2020 3 Semesters
View Term dates
$47,520

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

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 Academic English Core and OCS Level 5 or higher, IELA 176 (169 subscores in reading and writing), or Duolingo 120 (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 16 December 2020 1 Semester
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 12 May 2021 1 Semester
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 60 (13 subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 5.5 (5.5 subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 45+, Password 6.0 in Knowledge and 5.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4 or higher, IELA 162 overall (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 50 (befpre 7/15/19) or 90 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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
*
12 January 2021 6 August 2021 2 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 50 (10 all subscores), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 all subscores), PTEA 41, Password 5.0 in Knowledge and 4.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 3 or higher, IELA 154 (147 all subscores), or Duolingo 45 (before 7/15/19) or 80 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum 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 6 August 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*
12 January 2021 14 December 2021 3 Semesters
View Term dates
*

Class information

Class hours:

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Class duration:

17-21 hours per week

What do I need to progress?

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

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