George Mason University, or Mason as it is commonly called, is a public institution located in the state of Virginia, just a few miles away from the nation’s capital. Founded in 1957 as a branch of the University of Virginia, Mason became a separate institution in 1972.
George Mason University hopes to develop students in the areas of analytical thinking and research to equip them with the skills that would make them reliable and competent leaders of the future. By providing them with the tools to help them reach their full potential, they will be ready to face the challenge of the 21st century workplace.
Mason offers its students various programs leading to a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree in various majors. It also has a Continuing Professional Education program that allows students who may not be able to attend regular classes at the main campus to complete their courses in other satellite campuses within the state.
Cost of tuition for full-time undergraduate students is US$3,912 per semester for those living within the state of Virginia and US$11,904 per semester for those living outside. For students pursuing a graduate degree, cost of tuition varies slightly depending on the particular field of study chosen. For instance, in-state tuition for students enrolled in a program under the College of Health & Human Services is US$398 per credit hour, while in-state tuition for those enrolled in a program under the College of Science is US$498 per credit hour. Financial Aid in the form of scholarships, grants and loans are extended to qualified students.
Various modes of on-campus housing are available. Students choose whether they prefer to live in a traditional hall, suite or independent apartments.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact George Mason University.