Graduate Certificates

Graduate Pathway Certificates

Come to George Mason for a graduate certificate, which usually amounts to about half of a master's degree. You can finish your pathway AND a certificate in two semesters total in some cases. Or, you can apply those credits directly to a master's degree in the same subject. This can help you increase your skills in your current career, obtain a promotion, or help you to change careers.

Data Analytics Engineering and Public Health certificates programs have full pathways to Master's degree. Business Analytics will start offering it in fall 2023.

More PATHWAYS TO graduate certificate will be announced in spring 2023 and then in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Why earn your graduate certificate from Mason?

  • Capital connections: Take advantage of Washington DC’s business network
  • Complete your certificate in one year or less. Work in the US with one year of OPT after 3 full semesters of enrollment.
  • Return on investment: Mason is ranked #137 Best Value Schools U.S. News & World Report 2022
  • Continue to your master’s: Most of our certificates allow almost all credits towards a related graduate degree