Individualized Concentration

An individualized concentration is the equivalent of a major in a traditional degree program. There is a proposal process required for approval to pursue an individualized concentration (title and course requirements, see advisor for details).  The coursework for the individualized concentration consists of traditional courses from multiple disciplines, independent study, and experiential learning -- all chosen with guidance from an academic advisor.  Individualized concentrations cannot duplicate any existing Mason degree programs.  Students must present a minimum GPA of 2.00 in courses applied to the concentration. 

Individualized proposals are due:

Spring: 1 week after spring break (calendar)

Summer: By June 15

Fall: By Oct 15

If your proposals need revision, revisions should be submitted within 2 weeks of feedback. 

Mason offers many Accelerated Master's Programs that allow students to earn a bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as 5 years. Click here to learn more about the different degree programs. 


All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities