Mason has an outstanding Career Services office! Take advantage of the resources available on their website, visit their office in SUB I room 3400, or make an appointment with a Career Counselor when you need assistance with career and internship searching. To meet with a counselor, call the office at 703-993-2370 to request an appointment.
We highly recommend participating in a study abroad program while at Mason. Visit Mason Study Abroad to learn more about the short-term (winter break/spring break) and long-term (semester-long) programs available. Also, consult your academic advisor for advice on how to use study abroad credit towards the major. Global Affairs students are often able to use study abroad credits towards the concentration or foreign language requirement.
Students interested in honors-level research on specialized topics in Global Affairs are encouraged to apply. If accepted, students take GLOA 491, Honors Seminar, in the fall and GLOA 492, Honors Research Project, the following spring. To qualify, students must have completed at least 75 credits by May 2015 and hold a 3.50 GPA overall and 3.50 in the major at the time of application. Watch for an email in the spring semester with application information and deadlines. http://globalaffairs.gmu.edu/undergraduate/honors
Well-prepared undergraduates are encouraged to apply. If accepted, students earn an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in global affairs after satisfactory completion of 144 credits, sometimes within five years. To apply, students must have completed at least 75 and no more than 89 undergraduate credits prior to enrolling in any graduate courses, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50. Applicants must also submit evidence of advanced professional competency in a second language. Students who transferred (with 60 or fewer credits) to Mason must fulfill the above requirements and must have completed 24 credits at Mason with a GPA of at least 3.50 in those courses prior to enrollment in any graduate courses. Contact the Global Affairs graduate coordinator for more information.
The Global Politics Fellows Program is a 15-credit academic program based at the Mason Square campus that incorporates a significant internship experience into the semester. The smaller classes allow for more student discussion and the opportunity to delve deeper into the issues the world faces today. The internship provides students the chance to immediately apply what they are learning and offers students greater insight into their future career in the arena of government and global affairs.
Mason created the Global Problem Solving Fellows Program to prepare a select group of Mason students to address global challenges through a specialized yearlong experience that combines engaging coursework with international intellectuals and opportunities with partner universities across the globe. In conjunction with the Students as Scholars program, Mason GPS focuses on training fellows in how to address global problems and proposes creative and innovative solutions through interdisciplinary research. Fellows will participate in research workshops and receive guidance through one-on-one mentorship with faculty. The program encourages participation in an optional study abroad experience by awarding scholarships to GPS fellows.