Arlington Campus

Mason student in the field at the Smithsonian Mason branch
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The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, where students are taught and mentored by Smithsonian scientists, is the only program of its kind in the nation. Classes are held on the grounds of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

Mason's Arlington Campus, in the Virginia Square neighborhood of Arlington County near Washington, D.C., focuses on graduate and professional programs​. Working adults can advance in their current professions or chart a new career course.

The campus offers courses from the:

Laura Mahan surrounded by pictures of Holocaust victims
Graduate student Laura Mahan was able to study documents at the archives of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., a few miles from Mason's Arlington Campus.

Classes schedules are set to accommodate the hours of working professionals, with most starting no earlier than 4 p.m. during the week. Some classes are held on Saturday.


The campus also houses the Executive and Professional Education division, which provides classes and specialized training for individuals and organizations in such fields as:

Certified financial planning Project management
Cybersecurity Paralegal
Facilities management Business analysis
Information technology Business management
Government contracting Risk managment

The location also enhances students' ability to gain and get to internships, professional gatherings, and an abundance of job opportunities. Our campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU Metro station.​

National leaders in government, business, and industry are frequent guest lecturers, providing students with insight on major issues and the opportunity to converse and engage with people who have national and global influence.

Government and non-governmental agencies, non-profits, and private companies frequently book space at the campus to host conferences, meetings, and presentations, which students are often invited to attend.