Generally, students enrolled in graduate pathway programs are intending to study or seek work outside their home country. These programs provide coursework to help students to increase their language competencies, usually making such international opportunities more readily available to them.
Those who wish to pursue careers in government may wish to study public policy. This field deals with the development and creation of policies and programs that provide services and regulate behavior at local, regional, and national levels.
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 a
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.