Non-Profit Fellow and Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

SIS also offers the following three semester-long programs that combine coursework and internships:

  • The Non-Profit Fellows (in Arlington) *Currently on hold*
  • The Social Innovation Fellows (in Arlington) *Currently on hold*
  • The Smithsonian-Mason Semester (in Front Royal).

These programs give students the chance to focus deeply on one area of study and pair their coursework with hands-on professional experience. 

Women and Gender Studies 

Women and Gender Studies Program 

The School of Integrative Studies works closely with the Women and Gender Studies program within the College of Humanities and Social Science. Many of our courses are cross listed with WGST to help students complete the Integrative Studies concentration in Women and Gender Studies or one of the below minors in this field of study. 

  • Minor in Women and Gender Studies
  • Minor in LGBTQ Studies


Bachelor's/Accelerated Advanced Degree Programs

The university offers a number of Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Programs for academically strong Mason undergraduates with a commitment to research or graduate or professional studies. 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 graduate program).

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Offered through the Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences