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Setting the standard

George Mason University’s dynamic culture, innovative academic programs and commitment to teaching excellence prepare its students for 21st century careers

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A degree from George Mason University prepares you for a meaningful career in a global society. 

With students from more than 130 countries and all 50 states, Mason is one of the most diverse universities in the country and enrolls 37,000 students in over 200 undergraduate and gradute degree programs. 

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason was established in 1972 and is the largest public research institution in the state. Students learn from highly-qualified professors in their fields and have access to labs and research opportunities that impact the world. 

Mason is just 24 km outside Washington, D.C., allowing students to experience the cultural and political center of the country, with access to some of the top internships and employers including Amazon HQ2, Deloitte and General Dynamics. 

The INTO center

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Overview of the INTO center

Mason partners with INTO to create a support system for international students from application to graduation. INTO Mason's Academic English, International Year One and Graduate Pathways are designed to help students with their transition to degree study at Mason, while providing additional English, academic and cultural support.

The first-rate facilities include:

Originally designed as an on-campus hotel, the Mason Global Center is now a state-of-the-art residence hall for more than 270 international and American students at Mason.

It’s also home to the INTO Mason staff offices, a dining hall with international foods, 22+ classrooms, self-service laundry areas, comfortable study spaces, a meditation space and a Learning Resource Center.

This convenient, on-campus community is just a five-minute walk to the center of campus and is open 365 days a year.

Management Team

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Todd S Rose, Ph.D.

Executive Director
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Karyn E Kessler, Ph.D.

Academic Director (Interim)
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Nana Bonsu

Marketing and Recruitment Manager

Jessica Biddle

Director of Student Experience
Darshana Rogers

Darshana Rogers

Enrollment Manager
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Julia Pfaff

Operations Manager
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Gerard Maguire

Finance Business Partner
Sravan Ghanta

Sravan Ghanta

Information Systems Manager


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INTO Mason offers an English language program and more than 50 Pathway programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Pathways are one, two or three semesters and lead to 55+ bachelor's degree programs in all disciplines at George Mason University.

International Year One Pathway Programs

  • Five Pathways in Business; Engineering, Computing and Statistics; Human and Social Development; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science

Undergraduate Transfer Program

  • Pathways are one, two or three semesters and lead to 55+ bachelor's degree programs in all disciplines at George Mason University

Graduate Pathway Programs

  • Health and Human Services:Global Health; Health Informatics; Health Systems Management; Nutrition; Social Work
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: English-Linguistics; Global Affairs; Psychology
  • Science: Applied and Engineering Physics; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Bioinformatics Management; Computational Science; Earth Systems Science; Environmental Science and Policy; Forensic Science; Geographic and Cartographic Sciences; Mathematics
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Arts Management; Graphic Design; Music
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Business: Accounting; Business Administration (MBA); Management; Real Estate Development
  • Public Policy: International Commerce and Policy; Public Policy
  • Engineering: Applied Information Technology; Bioengineering; Biostatistics; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Computer Engineering; Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis; Computer Science; Data Analytics Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Information Security and Assurance; Information Systems; Operations Research; Software Engineering; Statistical Science; Systems Engineering; Telecommunications

The Graduate Bridge Program offers select three-year undergraduate degree holders the opportunity to take a customized two-semester Pathway and earn credits toward specific Mason master’s degrees


English Language Programs

  • Academic English
  • Graduate Bridge Program


Contact us

INTO George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6D11
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tel: + 1 858.356.4400
Fax: + 1 858.356.4401


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