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Academic programs that bring opportunity

Just outside the nation's capital, we've built connections with government agencies and industry partners working at the forefront of scientific research. Combine those with our advanced facilities for getting real-world work experience and options for tailoring your degree, and our students have more opportunity to land jobs, internships, and research collaborations that really help them stand out.

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More ways to access a top-tier science education

In addition to traditional college classroom experiences, our special study programs offer new ways to learn.

Dedicate a full semester to an independent research project or internship. Get a jump start on graduate courses while working toward a bachelor's. Spend a semester immersed in world-class conservation training with the Smithsonian Institute. Or take advantage of options for online learning, study abroad, or advanced programs for high school students.

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Social Inequities and the Disparities of Impact

Jun 1, 2020/10:00 - 11:00 AM

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reveal both fragilities and resiliencies in our global society.


Dr. Anamaria Berea CDS 490 – Research: Applied Data Science 2020 Summer Semester (3 credits) Mondays (virtually) 12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Jun 1, 2020/12:45 PM - Aug 22, 2020/4:15 PM

This is a research-oriented data science class addressed to seniors and early graduate students interested in exploring unusual datasets, containing images, sounds, natural language, synthetic (computer generated) text or symbols.


SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES - Mason Online Pandemic Modeling Forum

Jun 5, 2020/3:00 PM - Aug 5, 2020/4:30 PM

Professor Robert Axtell, Computational Social Science Ph.D.