Why study social sciences at George Mason University?

Mason's school of social sciences, our largest college, prepares students with the core competencies—communication, critical thinking and problem solving—to be well-rounded global thought leaders across all industries today.

  • International Affairs students learn the required skills from leading scholars and pratictioners in foreign policy making, international security, international commerce and diplomacy.
  • One of our most notable alumni, Michael V. Hayden, a former CIA and NSA Director now teaches at GMU in the Schar School of Policy and Goverment.
  • The College of Health and Social Sciences has a distinguished faculty of more than 400, including recipients of the Putlizer Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship.

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