12 months
1531 USD/credit 55116 USD/year
1531 USD/credit 55116 USD/year
743 USD/credit 26748 USD/year
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The master of Public Policy from George Mason University leads to a degree for aspiring or experienced professionals who seek career advancement through cutting-edge education and training in policy analysis and development in increasingly technical and global environments. 

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The Public Policy program at George Mason University prepares students to be reflective practitioners who develop, implement, manage, analyze, evaluate, and effect innovative change in the public and private sectors through a course of study that emphasizes the fundamentals of policy development; the role of technology, analytic assessment, and modeling for policy evaluation; and the implications of international and global perspectives on policy formation. 

Key Features 

  • Courses are offered primarily in late afternoon and evening to fit the schedules of busy professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Theory and Practice in Public Policy
  • Culture, Organization, and Technology 
  • Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Economy 
  • Managerial Economics and Policy Analysis
  • U.S. Financial Policy Processes and Procedures
  • Advanced Data Analysis for Policy and Government

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed applications for fall and spring semesters are reviewed on a rolling basis, with late applications considered on a space-available basis. Students may be admitted for nondegree study and apply a limited number of credits toward the master's degree should they choose to apply to the degree program later, in accordance with university policy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    55116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 743 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.


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