Life At S-CAR
Diversity and Opportunity
S-CAR offers a rich and diversified student life experience, with multiple opportunities to become involved in conflict analysis and resolution activities, on campus and off. Students are deeply engaged in pursuing activities related to their research, often joining with their peers and/or with faculty to run conferences, participate in working groups, doing interventions, writing joint publications and presentations, and other similar activities. Students have access to student lounges and several libraries, meeting and study rooms, and specialized research resources.
The diverse student population includes married individuals, people pursuing a second career, older students returning for a degree, full-time professionals, etc, alongside full-time students who have recently received a degree or are doing dual degrees. Cultural diversity, including a significant international student presence, adds value to the discussions in the classroom.
George Mason University
Comprised of over 32,000 students and four campuses, George Mason University has been ranked in the top 150 best colleges by the U.S. News and World Report and in the top five of the "Up and Coming" colleges to watch.
Originally located on the Fairfax campus, S-CAR's graduate program has established a new home on the Arlington Campus, a smaller (5.2 acre) urban campus located between two metro stations (Clarendon and Virginia Square-GMU- Orange and Silver lines). Set approximately six miles from downtown Washington D.C., the campus hosts the Law School, the School for Policy,Governance, and International Affairs, the School of Business and several other professional graduate level programs. The Graduate Certificate Program, the Masters Programs and the Ph.D Program are housed in the Metropolitan Building located behind Founders Hall.
For more information about George Mason University click here.
Many campus activities, buildings, and events are open to all students. In addition to department and program offices offering specialized academic and social events for students, various student and official University organizations bring together students from different programs to meet socially or participate in campus issues. Campus-wide lectures provide opportunities for stimulating thought beyond specific disciplines while world-class theater, sports, and arts programs serve to augment student experiences.
Additional Student Opportunities
For free tickets to world class theater, dance and music click here for the GMU Center for the Arts and here for the Hylton Center for the Arts.
For local student discounts in the Arlington area click here.
For local health centers with student discounts in the Arlington area click here.
For more information and resources for Mason students click here.
Living in D.C./ VA
While most undergraduate students live on campus or in and around Fairfax, VA, graduate students live in surrounding areas around Arlington, D.C, or Northern Virginia. With the richness of the nations' Capital at their doorstep, students often partake in the many offerings of life and culture in and around the D.C area including the many museums, festivals and shows, and the historic events unfolding around them. As a result, students construct their own lifestyles, reflecting the national and international cultural diversity of Metro DC.