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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

International Degree Holders

Depending on where your highest degree was earned, you will need to meet the following international admission requirements (in addition to the standard program requirements). For additional information on applying as an International Degree holder, please navigate to the George Mason University International Degree Holder admissions page 

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  1. English Proficiency

    Mason requires applicants to demonstrate English proficiency for admission consideration, regardless of citizenship. For more detailed information, please visit the university’s English Proficiency Requirements page. 

    The university will not accept English-proficiency examination scores that are more than two years old. All scores must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from the testing agency. 

    International students demonstrate proficiency by submitting: 

    IELTS(International English Language Testing System) George Mason University requires a 7.0 total band score, with a minimum of 6.5 in each subsection. All scores must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from the testing agency. 

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    George Mason University 
    4400 University Drive 
    Mail Stop Number 4C8 
    Fairfax, VA 22030 

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) George Mason University requires an 88 overall, minimum 20 in each section. When submitting your TOEFL score, use institution code 5827. Please do NOT enter a department code as this can delay your scores. 

    Duolingo English Testis an acceptable form of English proficiency through Fall 2022. George Mason University requires a 120 overall. Please mail masongrad@gmu.edu  once you have completed the test. 

    An English wavier will be provided for applicants who hold a conferred bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.​S.​ college or university accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency or recognized university in: 

    • Canada (excluding province Quebec) 

    • Commonwealth Caribbean (Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago) 

    • United Kingdom 

    • Ireland 

    • Australia 

    • New Zealand 

  2. Transcripts/ Diploma

    All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English and evaluated course by course by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) recognized U.S. evaluation agency to determine degree equivalency. Mason provides this evaluation service free of charge, but more time may be needed to process applications requiring a Mason evaluation.