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Setting the standard

George Mason University’s dynamic culture, innovative academic programs and commitment to teaching excellence prepare its students for 21st century careers

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George Mason University (Mason) is an entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields.

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason was established in 1972 and is the largest public research institution in the state. It is known for being a Top 40 most diverse school in the United States, with students from more than 125 countries and all 50 US states.

Located just 45 minutes outside Washington, D.C., Mason offers students access to diverse cultural experiences, extensive global connections and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. With professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, Mason is a leading example of the modern, public university. 

Mason enrolls approximately 33,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across 13 colleges. One of the most diverse higher education institutions in the US, more than 2,000 international students from 125 countries call Mason home.

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The INTO center

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Overview of the INTO center

The INTO George Mason University partnership welcomed its first cohort in August 2014, exceeding enrollment targets for the five undergraduate pathways, 47 graduate pathways and seven levels of Academic English.

INTO Mason students benefit from being part of a supportive on-campus community that is committed to providing innovative resources that help meet the diverse needs of our students—especially language learners.

The first-rate facilities include:

Originally designed as an on-campus hotel, the Mason Global Center is now a state-of-the-art residence hall for more than 270 international and American students at Mason.  

It’s also home to the INTO Mason staff offices, a dining hall with international foods, 14+ classrooms, self-service laundry areas, comfortable study spaces, and a Learning Resource Center.

This convenient, on-campus community is just a five-minute walk to the center of campus and is open 365 days a year.

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Management Team

Todd S Rose

Executive Director

Nicole J Sealey

Academic Director

Ilona V Castro

Marketing and Recruitment Manager

Jessica Biddle

Director of Student Experience

Darshana Rogers

Enrollment Manager


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INTO Mason offers a variety of English language and more than 40 Pathway programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Undergraduate Pathway Programs

  • Five Pathways in Business, Engineering and Computing, Human and Social Development, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science
  • Pathways are one or two terms
  • Lead to undergraduate-level study in all disciplines at the University

Graduate Pathway Programs

  • The Graduate Bridge Program offers select three-year undergraduate degree holders the opportunity to take a customized Pathway and earn credits toward specific Mason master’s degrees
  • Health and Human Services: Global Health; Health Informatics; Health Systems Management; Nutrition; Social Work
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: Global Affairs; Linguistics; Psychology
  • Science: Applied and Engineering Physics; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Bioinformatics Management; Computational Science; Earth Systems Science; Environmental Management; Forensic Science; Geographic and Cartographic Sciences; Mathematics
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Arts Management; Graphic Design; Music
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Management: Accounting; Business Administration (MBA); Management; Real Estate Development
  • Public Policy: International Commerce and Policy; Public Policy
  • Master of Laws
  • Engineering: Applied Information Technology; Biostatistics; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Forensics; Computer Science; Data Analytics Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Geotechnical, Construction and Structural Engineering; Information Security and Assurance; Information Systems; Operations Research; Software Engineering; Statistical Science; Systems Engineering; Telecommunications
  • Pathways are one or two terms
  • Lead to graduate-level study in relevant disciplines at the University

English Language Programs

  • Academic English
  • Graduate Bridge Program
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Contact us

INTO George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6D11
Fairfax, VA 22030

Tel: + 1 858.356.4400
Fax: + 1 858.356.4401


Academic Support Specialist


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Academic Support Specialist

INTO George Mason University

The Academic Support Specialist provides administrative data entry and processing services to the Advising and Academic Services team, which serves the INTO Mason English Language and Pathway Programs.