Highly motivated students with defined professional goals can earn a bachelor's and master's degree in record time through our accelerated program.
The Carter School offers the opportunity to earn graduate credits toward a master’s degree while pursuing an undergraduate degree. As master’s degrees become increasingly valuable, this accelerated degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution gives students a competitive edge when pursuing career work in peacebuilding, justice initiatives, and conflict resolution.
- Complete requirements concurrently for both your bachelor's and master's degrees, saving time and earning two degrees in less time than traditional programs.
- Save significant money by paying undergraduate tuition rates and applying undergraduate financial aid awards to any graduate coursework taken in your junior/senior year.
- Take advantage of a streamlined application process with no application fee.
- Join alumni who are leaders and innovators in management, education, peace building, development, human resources, non-profit organizations, and dispute resolution.
- Complete at least 60 credit hours and meet with a Carter School Academic Advisor
At least 15 of the 120 credits towards the Bachelor’s degree must be CONF coursework
Minimum GPA of 3.25
Prior to submitting your application, students must meet with a Carter School Undergraduate Academic Advisor to review program policies, eligibility, and to create a plan for undergraduate degree completion.
Applicants are evaluated for admission with the same criteria as all other Master’s Program applicants.
To apply, students must meet all criteria stated in the George Mason University Catalog.
Interested students should meet with an Academic Advisor to review program policy and the Accelerated Master's application at least one month before the application deadline.
Application does not guarantee admission.
*Note: Do not use the standard university Application for Graduate Study process to initiate your application to the Accelerated Master’s Program. Students interested in the Accelerated Master's Program apply through a separate portal.
- Goals statement (750-1000 words)
- Three letters of recommendation (see an advisor for letters of recommendation guidance)
- Your choice of paper or revised paper from an undergraduate course assignment that best reflects your analytical writing ability, reasoning capacity, and critical thinking skills on a topic related to conflict and/or conflict resolution