Director: Dr. Eric McGlinchey
Graduate Contact: Amanda Myers
The George Mason graduate political science program offers study in American government and politics, comparative politics, international relations, and public administration. Mason graduates pursue careers in research, teaching, domestic and international government, nonprofits, and non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations.
The graduate program attracts students with diverse academic backgrounds. Students come from the Washington metropolitan area and from across the country and the world. While some students have just completed their undergraduate studies, others are working professionals, including active-duty military.
The department offers students a range of for-credit internships in governmental organizations and with firms and nonprofits. The department also offers the Master's International Program, which incorporates 2 years of Peace Corps service into the MA in political science. The Graduate Political Science Society provides a voice for graduate students and enhances the graduate experience through programming academic events and social activities.
Interested students are encouraged to attend an upcoming information session.