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At the heart of this multidisciplinary ecosystem is the drive to help our students succeed. Mason Square students find themselves where the world of academia blends with the professional world, creating a landscape of experience.

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Jim Jones demonstrates a driving simulator with a steering wheel and two concave computer screens in the Cyber Lab at Mason Square
Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA) students tour Mason Square's Cyber Lab in Arlington. Jim Jones demonstrates a driving simulator.
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A Focus on the Future

Mason Square is putting the academic excellence of Mason in the heart of Arlington, making getting an exceptional education accessible to more of our community. Mason already has a reputation for opening doors to education. This mission only continues at Mason Square. Here we are utilizing the campus's resources and spaces for connectivity through all levels of education and towards all types of career paths. We're giving students not just an education, but also a way forward after graduation.

In order to get a deeper understanding, Mason Square students are provided opportunities for experiential and integrative learning by bringing professionals and experts to them. This dynamic, collaborative hub uniting scholars, students, researchers, policymakers, and business developers will accelerate the pace of change and solve grand challenges.

Female student smiles and converses with male student across a table filled with laptops and textbooks in the atrium at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University
George Mason University is a long-established landmark of quality education in Arlington.  At Mason Square, students can expect to find programming in the highest demand for Washington, D.C. and the global marketplace.
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Exceptional Programs of Study

Mason Square is home to degree and certificate programs from eight different colleges. Programming is focused on delivering career advancement and readiness in the highest-demand fields in the legal, policy, financial, health, and technology sectors. Mason Square is located in Arlington's innovation district, with easy access to downtown Washington, D.C., allowing for learning opportunities not found elsewhere.

As part of Virginia's Tech Talent Investment Program, Mason is striving to increase the number of bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering programs.
Students and faculty gather around tables to discuss research presentations at the Carter School undergraduate research symposium
Carter School students discuss their research presentations with faculty as they work to resolve global problems from the lens of peace and conflict studies. Students, from the undergraduate level up, are given the opportunities to engage with research opportunities at Mason.
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Doing the Research That Makes a Difference

Learning does not stop when one leaves the classroom. Every day, Mason faculty and students help solve pressing problems, illuminate important issues, and shape decisions on policy. We work to answer questions of relevance through research, scholarship, and creative endeavors in a full range of fields—any enterprise offering the chance to break new ground and have a meaningful impact.

Opportunities and resources are available to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to do research while at Mason. You'll have the option of working on individual projects or joining an ongoing study with a professor, research center, or lab.