Moving in for Fall 2022

Freshmen started moving in Wednesday, Aug. 17 for the fall semester

Photo by Photo by Ron Aira

Honoring Faculty Excellence

“Honoring faculty at various stages of their careers gives us the opportunity to recognize their exemplary achievements and the tremendous contributions they make to George Mason University,” President Gregory Washington said.

Campus Pride

Mason among only 29 universities in the U.S. to receive top-rating in the Campus Pride Index which evaluates inclusiveness for LGBTQ+ students.

All Grown Up

Mason is celebrating a milestone 50th anniversary, and Washington Business Journal covers our past, present, and future as an economic driver.

The George

The George

News from George Mason University

Mason has 8 programs ranked in the top 25 nationally  

Top-ranked part-time law program leads the way in U.S. News 2023 graduate program rankings


Cherry blossoms in front of the observatory at Fairfax Campus
Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services 

George Mason University has eight graduate programs listed among the top 25 nationally, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report, reflecting the university’s reputation of being a top institution for advanced degrees.

The list was led by Mason’s part-time law program at the Antonin Scalia Law School, which is No. 1 among public institutions, followed by industrial-organizational psychology at No. 5 nationally. Rounding out the list were Mason’s intellectual property program, three programs at the Schar School of Policy and Government, as well as special education and elementary teacher education at the College of Education and Human Development.

Overall, Mason has 18 programs ranked in the top 50 nationally and 33 ranked in the top 50 among public universities. Several programs rose in the Best Graduate School Rankings, including statistics and biological sciences.

Learn more.

Eva Noroski (left) and Ashley Fortner (right) at the National Zoo with an elephant in the backgroundhelby Burgess/Strategic Communications/George Mason University
Smithsonian-Mason team keeps watch, so elephants can doze off

Because elephants only sleep three to four hours a night, and frequently wake during that time, their sleep is a precious commodity.  That’s why George Mason University senior Eva Noroski has spent a month this semester assisting 2017 Mason alumna and Elephant Trails keeper Ashley Fortner at the National Zoo, researching how these massive mammals can get optimal sleep. 

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Mason Lighting the Way: Spotlights from the Task Force

More than 100 faculty, staff and students are working on George Mason University’s Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force, which is taking a hard look at the current state of diversity and inclusivity efforts at the university and making recommendations for the future.

These individuals come from across our campuses and bring their different skill sets and expertise to this work. In this series, we will spotlight members of the task force and find out what drives them.

Deion Maith, dressed in a suit, sits on a red piano stool next to a red piano

Deion Maith, graduate student, Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Social Justice and Human Rights

Committee: Student Voice

Learn more about him.