Arlington Campus

About the Arlington Campus

George Mason University, established as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957, gained independent university status in 1972 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly.

By developing the concept of the distributed university, Mason created an integrated network of campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in its region. The Arlington Campus programs emphasize law, policy, economics, conflict resolution, social work, nonprofit management, initiatives in educational transformation, and global studies.

History and Development of the Arlington Campus


The Arlington Campus is a key component of George Mason University, a university that includes multiple campuses, each of which has a specific focus reflected in its course offerings.

The academic units currently represented at the Arlington Campus include:

* College of Education and Human Development
* College of Health and Human Sciences
* College of Humanities and Social Sciences
* College of Visual and Performing Arts
* The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
* School of Law
* School of Business
* School of Public Policy

For more information on any of the programs offered at the Arlington campus, see the course offerings for this campus.