Your programs at George Mason University
In addition to direct entry, George Mason University offers a number of routes to admission for students who don't yet meet the academic and English language requirements for their chosen degree program.
International Year One and the Undergraduate Transfer Program allow students to start earning credit towards their bachelor’s degree while receiving additional academic, social and cultural support during their first year.
The Graduate Pathway or Graduate Bridge programs help students improve the skills needed for advanced graduate study and academic research at Mason. INTO Mason’s unique 2-semester Bridge program allows students with select three-year undergraduate degrees to begin taking classes in their master’s program while completing core education requirements.
Graduate Certificate Pathway programs enable students to earn a graduate certificate as a stand-alone option or to apply the certificate credit toward one of our master's degree programs.
If you already meet the university's academic and English language requirements, you may be eligible to apply directly to an undergraduate or graduate degree.
International Year One
International Year One allows you to begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. You’ll receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year and graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Depending on your English language scores, you’ll enter International Year One through a customized program that lasts one or more semesters.
International Year One in Business
International Year One in Engineering, Computing and Statistics
International Year One in General Exploratory
International Year One in Science
If you’ve already completed college or university-level courses and want to transfer to another university, our Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP) is for you. Our advisor will help to review your transcript and plan out your classes so that you don’t repeat coursework. You’ll receive an estimate of transferable credits toward your degree before you start your program. We offer a variety of program length options, tailored to your English skills.
Undergraduate Transfer Program
Graduate Pathway is a 6-12 month program providing additional language, academic and cultural support leading to the next semester of a graduate degree. Pathway classes will help you improve the study skills you need for advanced graduate study and academic research. We design each Pathway for a specific master’s degree so you can save time and money by completing academic course work while you prepare to progress to your degree. You can choose a 1-Semester to 3-Semester option, depending on your English language level.
Graduate Pathway in Accounting
Graduate Pathway in Applied and Engineering Physics
Graduate Pathway in Applied Information Technology
Graduate Pathway in Arts Management
Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Graduate Pathway in Bioinformatics Management
Graduate Pathway in Biostatistics
Graduate Pathway in Business Administration (MBA)
Graduate Pathway in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Graduate Pathway in Communications
Graduate Pathway in Computational Science
Graduate Pathway in Computer Engineering
Graduate Pathway in Computer Science
Graduate Pathway in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Graduate Pathway in Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood and Elementary Education)
Graduate Pathway in Data Analytics Engineering
Graduate Pathway in Digital Forensics
Graduate Pathway in Earth Systems Science
Graduate Pathway in Economics
Graduate Pathway in Educational Psychology
Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering
Graduate Pathway in English - Linguistics
Graduate Pathway in Environmental Science and Policy
Graduate Pathway in Forensic Science
Graduate Pathway in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences
Graduate Pathway in Global Affairs
Graduate Pathway in Health Informatics
Graduate Pathway in Health Systems Management
Graduate Pathway in Information Security and Assurance
Graduate Pathway in Information Systems
Graduate Pathway in International Commerce and Policy
Graduate Pathway in Management
Graduate Pathway in Mathematics
Graduate Pathway in Music
Graduate Pathway in Nutrition
Graduate Pathway in Operations Research
Graduate Pathway in Public Health
Graduate Pathway in Public Policy
Graduate Pathway in Real Estate Development
Graduate Pathway in Software Engineering
Graduate Pathway in Special Education
Graduate Pathway in Special Education (Early Childhood Education)
Graduate Pathway in Sport and Recreation Studies
Graduate Pathway in Statistical Science
Graduate Pathway in Systems Engineering
Graduate Pathway in Telecommunications
The Academic English Program creates opportunities for international students to develop the academic, critical thinking, and linguistic skills necessary to succeed in a US university.