Undergraduate Admissions

A degree from Mason's Carter School can help you make your mark on the world.

Mason's Carter School is the first, and one of only two, such schools in the nation. We produce future leaders, who can find careers in their hometowns and across the globe in a variety of fields.

As a Carter School student, you will

  • Move beyond traditional classroom experiences.
  • Be part of a diverse student body working globally and locally to resolve conflict.
  • Gain professional skills through experiential learning opportunities that prepare you for meaningful careers.

There is no separate application or second gate admission requirement for the Carter School. Once you're admitted to Mason, you're eligible to major in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Meet with an Advisor

We'll help you through the process of declaring a major and setting up a schedule that will enable you to graduate on your own timeline. We'll also give you tips and guidelines on how to get the most out of your college experience, while offering advice on enriching — and fun — electives.

For more information, contact:

Leslie Durham at 703-993-1295
Christie Jones at 703-993-9803
Jane Walker at 703-993-7134

Transfer Students

If you're coming to Mason from another school or university, our Transfer Credit Search Engine lists courses that we'll count toward your degree.

If you're currently attending a Virginia Community College System school, we recommend that you take classes that fulfill the Mason Core requirements. You can use the Transfer Credit Search Engine to determine which ones will transfer.

There are also helpful transfer guides for the school to help you determine which classes will directly transfer. The courses listed in both of these categories have already been previously evaluated.

Students gathered for a selfie on the George Mason University campus

Mason is one of the most diverse public universities in the nation, with students from 130 countries and all 50 states.

Students posing in front of the United Nations.

Students visiting the United Nations in New York City to celebrate International Day of Peace.

Students seated around a table, having a discussion.

Students discuss current controversial issues at a Dialogue and Difference Project event.

Students and Faculty playing a game akin to a cross between volleyball and tic-tac-toe

Faculty, staff, and students play a game at our annual Welcome Picnic at Point of View in Mason Neck, Virginia.