Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
“Ultimately, I wanted to get my Master’s in International Security, focusing on conflict resolution, threat analysis, and intelligence. The thing that sets the school apart are the professors. They are at the forefront of their fields.”
—Becca Cooper, Master’s in International Security student
Proximity to the nation’s capital is a considerable advantage for those dreaming of a career in politics, government, and public service, and few schools are closer to the policy- and decision-makers of Washington, D.C. than the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Location to future careers and important internships is just the beginning of the numerous advantages an education at the Schar School affords. With 22 undergraduate and graduate programs, part-time and full-time options, and dedicated career services advisors, the Arlington, Va.-based Schar School prepares graduates for important positions in key agencies across a wide spectrum of specialties.
The Schar School was named No. 2 in the country in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report for its security studies programs. If you dream of a career in international security, homeland security, emergency management, or other subjects that tackle “wicked problems” around the world, the Schar School has top-rated academic programs to help you achieve your goals.
Schar School of Policy and Government top-ranked programs:
Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Politics
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Graduate Certificate in Biodefense
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Graduate Certificate in Global Health and Security
Graduate Certificate in Illicit Trade Analysis
Graduate Certificate in National Security and Public Policy
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Graduate Certificate in Public Management
Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Security
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Trade
Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security