George Mason University

George Mason University (Mason) is a public research university based in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA and offers pathway opportunities to prospective international students. 

  • Average Tuition USD 30,000
  • International Students 100%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 41,678
  • Intakes January August
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

George Mason University (Mason) in partnership with INTO offers English language and pathway programs to international students who need additional English-language and academic preparation in order to succeed in a bachelor's and master’s degree program at Mason. The pathway programs offered at Mason include the International Year One program; the Graduate Pathway program, and Academic English program. Student support facilities that aid students in achieving the desired goals are also available including the Learning Resource Center, and the Math Tutoring Center.

At Mason, bachelor's pathway program students are provided with accommodation on campus which benefits them with its proximity to libraries, classrooms and student centers while master’s and academic English students are assisted to get off-campus accommodation. 

  • 01Virginia’s State Council of Higher Education placed George Mason University at the top of the list of Virginia schools for the highest average starting salary of its graduates.

Pathway Programs

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    Academic English

    USD 8,610 Tuition Fee
    This Academic English program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, wr more
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    Accounting

    USD 37,900 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management, and f more
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    Applied and Engineering Physics

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee
    This 2 - semester Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental more
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    Applied Information Technology

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information system more
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    Arts Management

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; inf more
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    Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    The Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living thing more
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    Bioinformatics Management

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    The Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living thing more
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    Biostatistics

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, n more
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    Business

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This International Year One offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, study skills and, English language. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a minimum IELTS score of 5. more
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    Business Administration (MBA)

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management t more
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    Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of more
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    Computational Science

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, more
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    Computer Engineering

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language and, subject-specific academic modules. In order to apply, students need a minimum an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of more
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    Computer Science

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, more
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    Conflict Analysis and Resolution

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics, and international institutions. The program offers cou more
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    Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education - Early Childhood and Elementary Education

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and pro more
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    Data Analytics Engineering

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Data Analytics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, a more
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    Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This 1 - semester Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the blockchain, and big data.In order to apply, students need an IELTS score of 6.5 or a  more
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    Earth Systems Science

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Earth Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of contemporary issues and pro more
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    Educational Psychology

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human beha more
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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical more
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    Engineering, Computing and Statistics

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This International Year One program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the applic more
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    English - Linguistics

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee
    This 2 - semester Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives more
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    Environmental Science and Policy

    USD 21,530 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable r more
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    Forensic Science

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic p more
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    Geographic and Cartographic Science

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of Geography. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physical processes of the Earth’s vegetation, more
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    Global Affairs

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee
    This 2 semesters Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Global Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relat more
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    Global Health

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowle more
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    Graphic Design

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based tec more
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    Health Informatics

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowle more
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    Health Systems Management

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health sy more
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    Human and Social Development

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This International Year One offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, study skills and, English language. In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or more
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    Humanities and Social Sciences

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This International Year One offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, study skills and, English language.In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or T more
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    Information Security and Assurance

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The estimated fee mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can choose more
  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Information Systems

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of Information Systems. The estimated fee mentioned here is for 1 semester. Students can cho more
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    International Commerce and Policy

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee
    This 2 - semesters Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics, and international institutions. In more
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    Management

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; inf more
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    Mathematics

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee
    This 2 - semesters Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geo more
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    Music

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, p more
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    Nutrition

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, a more
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    Operations Research

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, more
  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Psychology

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human beha more
  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Public Policy

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee
    This 2 - semester Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Policy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the evaluation a more
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    Real Estate Development

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program enables students to successfully manage development projects, proactively shape a business environment, and analyze variables that contribute to challenges and innovation. The estimate more
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    Science

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This International Year One offers courses that focus on subject-specific academic modules, study skills and, English language.In order to apply, students need a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or T more
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    Social Work

    USD 37,900 Tuition Fee
    This 2 - semesters Graduate Pathway program offers courses that focus on study skills, English language, and academic modules. In order to apply, students need a four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent with 30 cr more
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    Software Engineering

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and m more
  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Special Education

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Special Education. The program offers courses that focus on training in working with students w more
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    Sport and Recreation Studies

    USD 21,780 Tuition Fee
    This 2 Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport-specific strength tr more
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    Statistical Science

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as we more
  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Systems Engineering

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application more
  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Telecommunications

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee
    This Graduate Pathway program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communi more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 36
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 301
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 801
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 201
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 169
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 136

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 50
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Scholarships are made available to students in the INTO program in amounts that are typically from $500 to $10,000 per year.

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          • Testimony
            2010-2012, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

            Think Global with GMU

            George Mason University offered a great opportunity to develop business skills and perspectives needed for the international environment and helped expand cross cultural awareness through its Executive Global MBA program and concurrent international travel. The experience inspired me to start my own company in 2012 while I was still in the program.

          • Testimony
            2013-2014, Bachelor's Degree

            GMU Excellent Interdisciplinary Studies

            George Mason University Interdisciplinary Studies Program is an excellent way to explore areas of interest through a unique view. Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) enabled me to address my interest in International Terrorism through Government, Criminology, and Conflict Analysis & Resolution. The program requires a dedication to grammar, logic and rhetoric in synthesizing disciplines. GMU's Office of Military Services and Career Services Office are amazing resources for aspiring, current, and former military personnel. GMU offered challenging and engaging courses that I can attest to improving my understanding of International Relations, Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, National Security, and many others. I am proud to be a Patriot!