Students who successfully complete an INTO Mason Graduate Pathway program in Public Policy are assured progression to a Mason graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.
Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your second semester of graduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called 'progression'.
Degree Program Components
- 36-39 credit hour program (variable due to internship credit)
- 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
- 27-30 credit hours remaining toward a degree
- Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
- Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
- Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
- Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
- Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.
Key course facts
- Course length: 2 Semesters
- Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January
- Fees: From $21,150
- Class hours: 9-13 hours per week
- Class size: 15
- Award: This program leads to a Master of Public Policy at George Mason University.
- Course options: 2-Semester
- Academic requirements: Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 undergraduate GPA equivalent.
- English language requirements: TOEFL iBT 75 (17+ subscores in reading and writing), IELTS 6.5 (6.0+ subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 52, Password 7.0 Knowledge and 6.0 Writing, Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 5, or IELA 176 (169 subscores reading and writing).
- Age requirements: 17 years and above.
*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices that are shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.
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