International Graduate Requirements

Mason is Virginia’s most diverse university, and we proudly welcome students from 130 different countries.

Here, you’ll always find familiar faces, while also being exposed to new ideas and cultures, as you live and study while earning your degree.

The communities surrounding Mason campuses are similarly diverse, allowing you to find many of the comforts of home while pursuing your degree. And with our proximity to Washington, D.C., you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate and network with government and industry professionals to make a better tomorrow for yourself and your community.

Please take a moment to review basic requirements and deadlines for international graduate student applications. And we hope to see you at Mason.

    International Graduate Student Requirements:

    • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
    • An earned baccalaureate degree from a Mason-recognized accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application portal. Note: Due to admissions deadlines, graduate students are sometimes admitted before conferral of a bachelor’s degree. Students who are awaiting conferral of the degree will be permitted to register for their first semester. However, continuance in any graduate program requires an official transcript which verifies conferral of a bachelor’s degree.
    • Copies of unofficial university transcripts from any earned degree uploaded to the online application portal from all universities attended.
    • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores, as required by your program sent directly to Mason from the testing agency.
    • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews.

    Additional International Student Requirements