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George Mason University

Accelerated Programs

Highly-qualified undergraduates have the opportunity to apply to accelerated master’s degree programs in selected Mason programs of study. Applicants receive a waiver of the graduate application fee and admitted students may obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree after satisfactory completion of 144-150 credits (number of required credits depends on the degree program).

Please make an appointment with your undergraduate academic advisor to verify if you are eligible for the program before submitting an application.

 

Accelerated Programs

Art and Visual Technology, BFA/Art Education, Accelerated MAT

Undergraduates in Art may apply to the accelerated master's degree in Art Education. If accepted, students will be able to earn an Art and Visual Technology, BFA and an Art Education, MAT after satisfactory completion of 144 credits. 

Students choosing the accelerated option must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. The regular designed timeframe would be a start in the Fall and the completion in the Fall semester five and a half years later, but longer time frames may also be available.

For more detailed information, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

To apply to this program, please visit the College of Visual and Performing Arts Accelerated Master's Admissions page.

Art and Visual Technology, BFA/Graphic Design, Accelerated MA

Undergraduates in Art may apply to the accelerated master's degree in Graphic Design. If accepted, students will be able to earn an Art and Visual Technology, BFA and a Graphic Design, MA after satisfactory completion of 150 credits. 

Students choosing the accelerated option must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. The regular designed timeframe would be a start in the Fall and the completion in the Fall semester five and a half years later, but longer time frames may also be available.

For more detailed information, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees.  For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

To apply to this program, please visit the College of Visual and Performing Arts Accelerated Master's Admissions page.

Art and Visual Technology, BA/Arts Management, Accelerated MA

Undergraduates in Art may apply to the accelerated master's degree in Arts Management.  If accepted, students will be able to earn an Art and Visual Technology, BA and an Arts Management, MA after satisfactory completion of 150 credits. 

Students choosing the accelerated option must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. The regular designed timeframe would be a start in the Fall and completion of all coursework in the Summer five years later with the exception of Capstone, which is only offered in Fall and Spring. Students may need a longer timeframe to complete all requirements.

This accelerated option is offered through joint cooperation between the School of Art and the Arts Management Program.

For more detailed information, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees.  For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

To apply to this program, please visit the College of Visual and Performing Arts Accelerated Master's Admissions page.

Art and Visual Technology, BFA/Arts Management, Accelerated MA

Undergraduates in Art may apply to the accelerated master's degree in Arts Management.  If accepted, students will be able to earn an Art and Visual Technology, BFA and an Arts Management, MA after satisfactory completion of 150 credits. 

Students choosing the accelerated option must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. The regular designed timeframe would be a start in the Fall and completion of all coursework in the Summer five years later with the exception of Capstone, which is only offered in Fall and Spring. Students may need a longer timeframe to complete all requirements.

This accelerated option is offered through joint cooperation between the School of Art and the Arts Management Program.

For more detailed information, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees.  For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

To apply to this program, please visit the College of Visual and Performing Arts Accelerated Master's Admissions page.

Theater, BA/Arts Management, Accelerated MA

Undergraduates in Theater may apply to the Accelerated Master of Arts in Arts Management degree program. If accepted, students will be able to earn a BA in Theater and an MA in Arts Management after satisfactory completion of 150 credits.

Students choosing the accelerated option must fulfill all university requirements for the master’s degree. The regular time-frame design would start in the Fall, with completion in the Summer five years later, but longer time frames may also be available.

This accelerated option is offered through joint cooperation between the School of Theater and the Arts Management Program.

For more detailed information, see AP.6.7 Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Degrees. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

To apply to this program, please visit the College of Visual and Performing Arts Accelerated Master's Admissions page.

Music, BM (Performance)/Music, Accelerated MM (Performance)

Students in the Music, BM (Performance concentration) have the option of obtaining an accelerated Music, MM (Performance concentration).

Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master’s degree. For more detailed information, see AP.6.7 Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Degrees. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

To apply to this program, please visit the College of Visual and Performing Arts Accelerated Master's Admissions page.

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