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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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Fall 2024 New Courses and Special Topics Offerings

Want to explore exciting topics such as agent-based model of an evolving and interactive populations, diagnostics and therapeutics, paleoclimatology, or transforming academia with artificial intelligence research? Or would you rather investigate atmospheric convection, Extremal Graph Theory, or take a seminar to quickly expand the knowledge of your field? 

Consider taking one or more of the 20+ exciting new and special topic courses available this semester.

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Undergraduate scholarships open until May 31

Scholarships at Mason are open to all continuing undergraduates, admitted transfers, and graduate students. Visit the Mason Scholarship Application Page to review and apply for scholarship opportunities offered through the Office of Student Financial Aid and various departments. Scholarship awards are based on your academic record as well as your answers to the questions on the application.

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Mason Artist-in-Residence: Small Island Big Song

Apr 20, 2024, 8:00 - 9:30 PM

Mason Artist-in-Residence Right before Earth Day, join Small Island Big Song for a moving concert experience combining music, spoken word, and stunning projections to showcase unique oceanic grooves and soulful island ballads, while shining a light on the devastating effects of climate crisis on our world’s ocean. Framed against panoramic

Spring into well-being

Apr 22, 2024, 9:00 AM - Apr 26, 2024, 5:00 PM

Patriots, we’re looking forward to celebrating with you during Spring into Well-Being 2024 (#SIWB24), Mason’s annual well-being celebration! #SIWB24 will take place from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26. Each day will feature events that focus on a different well-being theme: Monday, April 22, Day 1: Physical Health Tuesday

PhD Dissertation Defense - Geography and Geoinformation Science

Apr 22, 2024, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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PhD Candidate: Danielle Brant PhD of Science, Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science Title: Investigating the Effects of Increasing Sea Surface Temperature (SST) in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean on Tornado Activity in the Northeast United States 1990 - 2022 Dissertation Chair: Dr. John J. Qu