George Mason University - Schar School of Policy and Government


The Schar School offers cutting-edge degrees in a range of subjects, including biodefense, government and international politics, global commerce and policy, international security, organization development and knowledge management, political science, public administration, and public policy. The Schar School's proximity to D.C. and George Mason University's long-standing reputation as a leading institution for public-policy studies brings students face-to-face with news makers and policy leaders covering a wide spectrum of expertise. The ranks of our distinguished faculty include current and former heads of federal agencies; officers of major national and international organizations; advisors to foreign governments; consultants to business; and thought-leaders in the ever-changing fields of governance and policy. George Mason University was named the top young university in the United States in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. Mason is Virginia’s largest public research university, the largest producer of tech talent in the State, and the 25th most diverse public university in the U.S. As a Military Friendly® School, George Mason University and the Schar School of Policy and Government are proud to welcome veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents to our community. With a dedicated Office of Military Services, you will be connected to a variety of services, including counseling and advising on benefits, academic and admissions requirements, and career transition.

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