Mason’s nursing doctorate program #1 among public universities

U.S. News and World Report ranks Mason's Doctor of Nursing program #1 and its nursing master's program #4 among public institutions. Additionally, 14 of Mason's graduate programs rank in the top 50 nationally.

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Bioblitz helps capture Mason’s biodiversity

Each April, George Mason University students take pictures of the flora, fauna, and fungi with their smartphones to capture the university’s biodiversity. Learn about Bioblitz.

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Her time at Mason is going swimmingly

Tyler picked Mason because of its well-regarded Forensic Science Program and proximity to Washington, D.C., a choice that put her on her preferred career path and also allowed her to flourish as one of the Atlantic 10’s best all-around swimmers.

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Mason Korea senior discovers his passion for peacebuilding and opera

After several leadership camps in the United States and the U.K. during junior high, Seung Gyo Kim felt that pursuing college abroad was the best way to express his unique identity and broaden his knowledge. Read more.

Mason researcher tackles 'The Politics of Innocence' in new book

Since 1989, more than 3,000 people have been exonerated after being wrongly convicted. In his new book, The Politics of Innocence: How Wrongful Convictions Shape Public Opinion (New York University Press, September 2023), Robert J. Norris, associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and his coauthors explore the political dynamics that shape the innocence movement. Read the interview.

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Small Island Big Song

Mason Artist-in-Residence Small Island Big Song combines music, spoken word, and stunning projections to showcase the sounds of various island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Find out what's planned.

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Registered dietician students cook nutritious meals for local firefighters

Students from George Mason University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies recently visited and cooked nutritious meals for the men and women of Fairfax Fire Station 33. Read more about the visit.

Fairfax fire department receives home cooked meals from Mason dietitians
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Intergenerational conversations

Members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University and students from the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution explored their lived experiences and had the opportunity to talk about their feelings, opinions, and thoughts regarding the current events surrounding Israel and Palestine. Read more.

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Mason researcher Denise Hines receives $1 million grant to study male victims of intimate partner violence. Learn more about the research.

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Alum finds that it’s OK not to be OK at the barbershop. Learn about his work.

Spring 2024 Commencement

Barbara Humpton to speak at Mason's Spring 2024 Commencement. Learn more.

Mason Rankings

Mason has 14 graduate programs in the top 50 in U.S. News rankings

George Mason’s nursing doctorate program is 1st among public universities; the law school is in the top three in the Washington, Maryland and Virginia region; and other Mason rankings from the U.S. News and World Report graduate program evaluations. See the breakdown of rankings.

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Mason’s research is best in Virginia in multiple EduRank rankings

Learn more about the rankings.

NSF rankings show Mason ahead of research funding goals

Learn more about this distinction.

Mason online programs ranked in top 50 among public universities.

Find out more about the rankings.

Mason in the Media

Looking back at notable March Madness Cinderellas
Mason tops the list of memorable Cinderella runs. (ESPN)

Congressman Don Beyer returns to school for AI understanding for improved policy-making
Mason student Don Beyer is the focus of a story about his work in Congress. (WJLA)

The Washington Report: Che Axum & Dr. Allison Miner
Allison Miner discusses agriculture and food security. (PBS Video)

How long would it take to walk around Mars?
Erdal Yigit talks about how the planet's reduced gravity would affect movement. (


Mason alum and Fairfax City Mayor, Catherine Read speaks with President Washington on ATE Podcast
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Podcast - Ep 57: Fairfax Mayor is outspoken, unfiltered

In the Women's History Month episode of the Access to Excellencepodcast, Fairfax City Mayor Catherine Read talks to President Gregory Washington about why it’s good to “disrupt the system” and why it’s important to get more women into policy-making decisions. Listen to this episode.

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