The Schar School of Policy and Government’s security studies and homeland security programs are ranked No. 2 in the country according to the March 12, 2019 survey in U.S. News and World Report.
While the ranking is for security studies programs, that term encompasses three of the Schar School’s strengths:
- The Master’s in International Security, led by Ellen Laipson;
- Master's and PhD programs in Biodefense, directed by Gregory Koblentz;
- Emergency management trainings led by Tonya Neaves; and
- The Michael V. Hayden Center that focuses on intelligence and policy issues.
Last year, this same survey ranked the School No. 3 in the country in this same area.
“We continue to do what we do well, which is deliver a classroom experience grounded in both theory and practice in the field,” Schar School dean Mark J. Rozell said. “Our program is made up of full-time faculty who are both scholars and practitioners. Students see that investment by the school in their success.”
The public policy analysis program also came in at No. 32, and the public affairs program ranked No. 47.
Overall, George Mason University has 11 graduate programs ranked amongst the top 50.
For information about the ranking, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.