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Individualized Studies

George Mason University

12 months
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Individualized Studies concentration from George Mason University gives you the opportunity to design an interdisciplinary graduate program to meet the distinctive needs of your educational and professional goals. 


For example, a student interested in theater education might put together a curriculum with courses from our programs in theater, English, and education.  In this way, you are able to leverage the courses and faculty strength of the entire university.

This Individualized Studies program from George Mason University is not for everyone. The curriculum pursued should not substantially replicate existing Mason degree programs. Rather, it should reflect a detailed plan of study that makes intellectual sense and that could not otherwise be completed within the already available degree programs at the university. Additionally, applicants to the individualized studies concentration must acquire the support of a graduate faculty member prior to applying to the program. For more details, see the section on applying.

If you would like to consult about the viability of a proposed program, please contact the concentration head.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • MAIS Pro Seminar
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Proposal
  • Research Methods
  • Disciplinary Focus

  • Complementary Disciplines

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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