Graduate Programs

Answer Opportunity's Knock

Mason offers 132 degree programs at the master’s, doctoral, and professional levels, as well as more than 100 graduate-level certificates. Many classes are offered at times and locations that allow you to continue to work while pursuing your degree.

You might consider graduate school for a variety of reasons:

  • The chance to work on cutting-edge projects:As an, Mason offers the opportunity to conduct research under faculty who are leaders in their fields. Many faculty members, schools, and colleges have partnerships with federal agencies, organizations, and companies in the Washington, D.C., area. Students also have access to advanced equipment and resources.
  • Potential for advancement:In addition to standing out in a crowded field of applicants, Mason graduateshave access to contacts through their classmates and instructors, as well as connections to anetwork of 80,000in the D.C. area.
  • An opportunity to change your life:Mason's academic programs offer you the chance to fulfill your dreams and take the road less traveledwith a
Mason graduate student Ina Descartes in front of the National Portrait Gallery
Because Mason is so close to Washington, D.C., there is an abundance of opportunities for internships and career options. For example, Mason graduate student Ina Descartes, who majored in Arts Management, got an internship at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. She worked in the Department of Exhibits, where she researched copyrights and licenses, and helped promote exhibitions.

Expand Your Expertise with a Graduate Certificate

Mason offers , a number of which have been crafted to meet the needs of federal agencies, companies, and organizations in the Washington, D.C., area. In addition, we can create a specialized certification program at a company or organization's request.