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Mason will start the fall semester as scheduled on Monday, August 24, with a mix of in-person instruction, expanded online classes, and research activities. Review Mason's Safe Return to Campus Plan and explore College level resources

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Mason's College of Science is a research powerhouse. And we deliver.

As an R1 university—a classification for institutions with the highest level of research—Mason has the people, funding, and facilities to support broad, interdisciplinary studies, as well as specialized research. Our results-oriented scientists create and share new knowledge and develop innovative techniques that impact society, the economy, and the environment. We believe that research should be used to make a difference in our communities and the world. 


Research with a capital “R”

World-class research universities attract world-class talent. We produce scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs who drive innovation and produce new insights that address pressing world problems and improve human life. As a result, faculty, students, and alumni of the College of Science regularly receive recognition for their work through awards, grants, and fellowships.


$34 million

Total research expenditures for AY 2019. 


Mason is the largest public top tier research university in Virginia.


The college's percent of Mason's total number of research proposals, the largest share. 

More Research at Mason

Check out some videos of the great research being done at Mason.  

News and Events

Research Fridays

Research Fridays

College Of Science Transfer Tuesdays

Aug 11, 2020/3:30 - 5:00 PM

Are you a prospective or incoming transfer student to Mason’s College of Science (COS)? COS Transfer Tuesdays is your summer 2020 one-stop destination for COS transfer planning


Alexis Garretson M.S. Biology Thesis Defense

Aug 12, 2020/1:00 - 3:00 PM

Thesis Defense Announcement
To: The George Mason University Community

Candidate: Alexis Garretson


PhD Dissertation Defense

Aug 13, 2020/10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Candidate: Ken Sandler 
Defense Date and Time: August 13, 2020, 10:00 am-12:00pm 
Defense Location: WebEx (Please email to request link)