Preparing to Apply
Before applying, meet with the director of your undergraduate program and with the director of the master’s program.
When to Apply
Mason undergraduate students who have completed between 75 and 100 credits toward the bachelor’s degree are invited to apply.
Eligible students should contact their advisor to initiate the application process. Access the Accelerated Master's Guide for more information.
The application is processed by the Office of Graduate Admissions. If approved, you will receive a letter of admission to the accelerated master’s program and a graduate admissions approval letter for the term you officially begin the master’s program.
The official date for the start of your master’s degree is the semester immediately following your undergraduate graduation.
Accelerated master’s students must graduate from their undergraduate program in the semester specified on their application to the accelerated degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the 6 credits of graduate courses they take in undergrad. Changes to the timeline for conferral of the undergraduate degree must receive written approval by the graduate program director. Students must meet the University’s accelerated master’s program policies.
Failure to meet the terms of admission will result in termination from the accelerated master’s program.