George Mason University - Academics

Academics

The university has strength in the basic and applied sciences with critical mass in proteomics, neuroscience and computational sciences. Research support comes to Mason faculty from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Likewise, the Center for Secure Information Systems is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) as well as a Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency.

Mason's Center for History and New Media attracts more than one million visitors to its websites every month. It curates such digital archives as The September 11th Digital Archive and The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, which documents the records of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, and Hurricane Wilma.

The Fairfax campus also serves as the headquarters for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.

Mason's Center for Global Education's study abroad program has been rated highly offering dozens of programs ranging from one-week spring break programs to full year programs..

Mason's flagship Study Abroad experience is the prestigious Oxford Honors Program in which highly qualified students endure a rigorous application and interview process and, if selected, travel to the United Kingdom where they study for 6–12 months as matriculated students of Oxford University.

Mason was awarded $25 million in 2005 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, for construction of a Regional Biocontainment Laboratory at the Prince William Campus in Manassas.

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