Standard Deadline: March 15, 2023
Standard Deadline: October 15, 2023
Standard Deadline: February 01, 2023
Goals statement (uploaded via online application). The goals statement should be 750 - 1000 words and describe particular areas of interest within a chosen concentration. Read More
A 1,500 to 3,000-word writing sample is required for all concentrations. Applicants to the concentration in linguistics should submit an analytical writing sample. Read More
The names and email addresses (via the online application) of the two individuals who will be submitting the required letters of recommendation. The recommendations should be academic, rather than professional or personal. Read More
Academically strong Mason undergraduates with a commitment to research or graduate or professional studies can apply for an accelerated Master’s program and earn a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in five years.
Accelerated Master’s Application Requirements
Accelerated Master’s Program-Specific Instructions
Preparing to Apply
Prior to submitting your application, meet with the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (BAM) Coordinator, director of your undergraduate program and with the director of the master’s program.
- Applicants to the accelerated MA must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Applicants should have a satisfactory performance in LING 306 and one other LING course
- Applicants must submit:
- Goals statement (1-2 pages) explaining interest in the program
- Two recommendation letters, preferably from current or previous professors/instructors
- Go over your schedule for completion of the undergraduate degree
- Plan appropriate graduate course work
- Be familiar with the policies for accelerated master's programs
English Proficiency Requirements
All Mason students must have a full command of academic English to be successful in their studies. For this reason, Mason requires applicants to demonstrate English proficiency for admission consideration, regardless of citizenship. Click here to view the requirements.
International Transcript Requirements
All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. Mason will provide evaluation service free of charge for all international transcripts, however, some programs may request an outside evaluation be completed. Because of volume, more time may be needed to process applications requiring a Mason evaluation. You should submit your application 6 weeks prior to the deadline if you plan to utilize Mason’s free evaluation service. For expedited service, students may submit their documents to any NACES member organization at their own expense. If you decide to use an external evaluation service or if your program requires an outside evaluation, GPA and Degree equivalences must be included with your course-by-course evaluation. Mason evaluations are used for internal purposes and are not released to applicants. For information on international transcript requirements, go here.