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Your courses at George Mason University

In addition to direct entry, George Mason University offers a number of routes to admission.

International Year One and the Undergraduate Transfer Program allow students to start earning credits towards their bachelor’s degree while receiving additional academic, social and cultural support during their first year.

The Graduate Pathway or Graduate Bridge programs help students improve the skills needed for advanced graduate study and academic research at Mason. INTO Mason’s unique two-semester Bridge program allows students with select three-year undergraduate degrees to begin taking classes in their master’s program while completing core education requirements.

Graduate Certificate Pathway programs enable students to earn a graduate certificate as a stand-alone option or to apply the certificate credits toward one of our master's degree programs.

Note: Certain classes (like labs) may have additional fees included. Some programs may also have additional entry requirements or prerequisites, like auditions or portfolios.

Courses

Direct Entry

Direct Entry is the standard university admission route to apply directly to a degree program.

International Direct

International Direct is a direct entry route for international students, providing tailored academic and cultural support in their first year. Each International Direct student receives a customized schedule to meet their individual academic and programmatic needs.

International Year One

International Year One is a supportive program that allows students to earn credits towards their degree while providing additional academic, cultural and language support customized for international students.

Undergraduate Transfer Program

Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP) is a customized study plan that offers academic, cultural and language support to international students who will be transferring college credit across to their degree.

Graduate Pathway

Graduate Pathway is a supportive program that allows students to earn credits towards their degree while providing additional academic, cultural and language support customized for international students.

Graduate Business Certificates

Graduate business certificates are designed for students who have already completed a bachelor’s program and want to elevate their business knowledge. Students can select specializations, upgrade their existing skills or start working toward a master’s program.

Academic English

Our Academic English program enhances your English skills and equips you for success in a US academic setting. Benefit from experienced faculty and ample opportunities to practice English with native speakers in everyday life.