Information for Prospective Students

The School of Integrative Studies degrees allow students to transcend disciplinary boundaries and combine their interests to create a single degree characterized by:

  • Personalized approaches to teaching and learning.
  • The integration of discovery, theory and practice to develop solutions to contemporary problems.
  • Active learning that connects the classroom and community.
  • Competency-building in areas such as critical thinking, group collaboration and civic engagement.

SIS areas of focus include pre-professional studies (education, law, and life sciences), social justice, conservation studies, organizational administration, international studies, and child and family studies. Students may also work with an academic advisor to design an individualized concentration customized to their unique academic and career goals. In the following videos, students share their thoughts about their SIS experience. 

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Allison Skalecky

Elementary Ed. and accelerated MA with Allison Skalecky

Najeeba Gootee

Individualized Concentration with Najeeba Gootee

Roger LeBlanc

Environmental and Sustainability Studies with Roger LeBlanc

Raquel Friedmann

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation with Raquel Friedmann

Michelle Fremen

Legal Studies with Michelle Fremen

Timothy Milmoe

Integrative Studies and your career with Timothy Milmoe

Transfer Students

SIS welcomes transfer students from other four-year institutions or community colleges, as well as students from other academic units within Mason. SIS' academic advisors work with each student to plan for timely completion of a BS or BA degree in integrative studies, customizing his or her course selection to fit individual career goals.

Please email for an advising appointment. Assistance with student services advising matters is available Monday through Friday during business hours.