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Degree programs at George Mason University

As a top 100 public university, Mason’s programs prepare you to lead the way in innovative research, new technologies, and cybersecurity. At the Schar School of Policy and Government, the School for Conflict Analysis and College of Business, students gain access to world-renowned organizations, and become equipped for careers across a number of fields, including in foreign affairs, diplomacy and international development.

Mason’s engineering program was built to directly assist official national security priorities. The University was also ranked No. 1 in the US for discovering and developing cybersecurity talent. Meanwhile, after Amazon announced its second global headquarters will be based close to the University, Mason are taking steps to build a talent pipeline for graduates, with $250m worth of investment planned for its Arlington campus over the next five years.

Highlights and rankings

  • 1 of only 81 Public Universities in the US recognized as a Tier 1 Research Institute (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education)
  • #137 National Universities (U.S. News & World Report 2023)
  • Located 45 minutes from Washington, DC by public transportation
  • #2 Highest Tech Salaries in the United States (Carta 2022)
  • 86% of employed students are in position related to their career goals

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