Mason celebrates winter graduates

graduate on stage holding a scroll
2022 Winter Patriot Procession. Photo by Ron Aira/Creative Services

More than 5,000 students will graduate with degrees or certificates in the university’s Winter Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. today at EagleBank Arena. The ceremony will be livestreamed on Mason’s YouTube channel.

Mason alum Gregory W. Fowler, president of the University of Maryland Global Campus, is the featured speaker. Yasmin Alamin, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, is the student speaker.

The 2022 winter graduates hail from 63 countries and 44 states.

About one in four of the 2,881 students earning bachelor’s degrees is a first-generation graduate and about one in three undergraduate degree earners is in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field.

The top five majors for undergraduates earning degrees are business; psychology; criminology, law and society; computer science; and information technology.

The top five degrees for the 1,658 master’s graduates are special education, data analytics engineering, curriculum and instruction, business administration, and nursing.

The top five majors for the 163 doctorate degree earners, who will be recognized by name and cross the stage at the ceremony, are education, psychology, information technology, electrical and computer engineering, and biosciences.

There also are 13 law graduates.