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George Mason University

Graduate Admissions

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Join the leader in conflict resolution studies. Move beyond traditional classroom experiences. Be part of a diverse student body who contributes to unique global and local perspectives on conflict. Gain professional skills through experiential learning opportunities that prepare you for meaningful careers.

Getting Started

If you have questions about the admissions process, please join us for an informal information session with an admissions representative. Our information sessions will allow you to learn more about our program and engage in a question and answer session with a faculty member. 

If you are not able to attend an information session, please email us to schedule an appointment to speak about the admissions process. Your appointment will be confirmed via email response.

How to apply

S-CAR's application is a self-managed system. Applicants are expected to submit their application and upload all the required materials by the posted deadline. S-CAR will not accept emailed documents for the admissions process. Please view the requirements for your desired program and then visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website to create your account and begin your application! 

Choose a graduate program to gain skills or enrich your current career.

Application Decisions

Admissions decisions will be posted in the self service portal. When your decision is ready, you will receive an email advising you to check your self service portal to view the letter. You can accept, decline or defer your offer of admission in your decision letter.

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