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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.

Students work in Deborah Polayes Biology of Microorganisms Lab. Photo by Lathan Goumas/Office of Communications and Marketing

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. 

Students in a lab

A native food forest takes root on Mason’s Fairfax Campus

There is a Chinese proverb that says “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” But what about a forest? Last fall, volunteers planted the beginnings of a “food forest” on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. 

Foragers Forest

With tick bites on the rise, Mason researchers are collaborating to improve detection, diagnosis, and treatment with urine testing

George Mason University researchers have received a $1.1 million grant in federal funding from the U.S. Department of the Army to revolutionize Lyme disease detection and diagnosis with urine testing. The College of Science and College of Public Health aim to harness the many advantages of urine testing over other methods and increase mainstream adoption.

Image of a tick, courtesy of the Public Health Imagery Library by the CDC

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Thesis Defense - Erik Maki, Biology MS

May 23, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Candidate: Erik Maki Program: Biology MS Date: Thursday May 23, 2024 Time: 1 :00 PM Place: Zoom For full Thesis Defense Announcement Click Here

Ask Me Anything: STEM Career Planning Edition

May 29, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Attention Mason Science students! Have you developed your post-graduation career plan? Do you need help with your resume, cover letter or e-Portfolio? Seeking support with writing a compelling grad school Statement of Purpose, or preparing for employment or graduate school interviews? Do you need help finding research and internship opportunities

Dissertation Defense - Sebastian Molnar, PhD Biosciences

May 29, 2024, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Program: PhD Biosciences Date: Wednesd ay, May 29th, 2024 Time: 12: 00 PM Place: Virtual meeting For full Thesis Defense Announcement Click Here