The School of Public Policy at George Mason University welcomes applications for its doctoral and master's programs. Prospective students can apply to our master’s degree programs for both fall and spring semesters. Applicants for our Ph.D. program can apply for only the fall semester. The admissions process is competitive and each application is reviewed individually. The school firmly believes in building a strong cadre of students throughout the selective admissions process and encourages applications from students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.