College of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

New Graduate Students

The college and university offer many resources to new graduate students. Upon accepting an offer of admission, students should contact the Director of their graduate program to discuss a plan of study including the courses for which they should register. The Registrar's Office has information about enrollment procedures, registration deadlines, and course offerings by semester.

Please note that a one time New Graduate Student Fee (nonrefundable) is assessed to all newly admitted graduate students at the time of registration. (See Tuition and Fees.)

Access University Services

In order to access university services and resources, you must first register for courses through PatriotWeb. Once you have registered, you will be able to obtain a Mason Photo ID and parking permit.

Document Your Immunization

Virginia law requires that all graduate and undergraduate students submit immunization documentation. A hold will be placed on your account and a late fee assessed if you do not submit your complete immunization records by the posted deadline.

Communicating and Staying Connected

Students should update their address and other contact information in PatriotWeb to insure they receive all relevant communications from the college and university.

Immediately after registration, all newly admitted students should activate their George Mason e-mail account.  All e-mail correspondence from the college and university will be sent to the student's official George Mason University e-mail account, and it is the student's responsibility to check it regularly. 

Students should also consider signing up for MasonAlert, a service provided by the university to keep students informed of emergency information for all George Mason University campuses and the surrounding area.

International Students

Resources of particular interest to international students are included below.

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