Graduate Non-Degree

As the country’s youngest R1 research university and Virginia’s largest public research university, Mason has a thriving graduate program with 132 master’s and doctoral programs and more than 100 graduate-level certificates.

Qualified scholars are eligible to take graduate-level courses as part of Mason’s non-degree programs.

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Use Mason’s online application to apply for graduate courses as a non-degree student.

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Learn more about the policies that apply to non-degree graduate students

Graduate Admission Policies

Review admissions policies for graduate non-degree students.

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Mason Employees

The Office of Admissions welcomes applications from all Mason employees who wish to enroll in non-degree graduate courses.

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Virginia Senior Citizens

Virginia’s senior citizens continue to learn new skills and discover new passions with Mason’s graduate non-degree programs.

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