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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

Congratulations to the 2024 Student Excellence Award Winners

The College of Science is pleased to recognize the following students for their achievements and accolades in the 2023-2024 academic year.

3 students smiling, wearing their caps and gowns at graduation

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

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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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

2024 Mason Space Exploration Center Summer Camp

Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM - Jul 29, 2024, 4:00 PM

Research Hall, Fairfax Campus, George Mason University

The Mason Space Exploration Center camp will inspire the next generation to "launch" their curiosity and creativity about space. Campers will get fun and engaging hands on training in STEM activities from experts in working with programming and electronics (arduinos), generative AI tools like ChatGPT, mathematics, the physics of motion