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Mason Experimental Geometry Lab (MEGL)

MEGL accepts applications for research interns every semester and summer. Funding is available for work-study students, and qualified students can earn course credit or work towards an honors thesis. Please see the MEGL web page for details.

GMU Industrial Immersion Program

Ph.D. students gain industrial experience through immersion in commercial and government labs. Students participate in interdiscipliary projects with GMU and external mentors. Information on the program is available at the IIP web page.

Dual Enrollment Courses

The Mathematics Department has an agreement with Fairfax County Public Schools for FCPS-GMU Dual Enrollment Courses.

Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth

Mason's popular program for young math and tech students. Information: Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth program, organized by Math professor J.E. Lin.


Students majoring in mathematics take courses in the logical foundations of mathematics, the calculus sequence, matrix algebra, and discrete mathematics. Majors choose from a concentration of applied, traditional, or actuarial mathematics. Both the B.A. and the B.S. in mathematics will allow entry to advanced studies or career opportunities as diverse as the fields to which mathematics is applied. The metro region of Washington, DC is a particularly fertile area for related job opportunities, including consulting, teaching, and government.


Mason offers a vibrant graduate mathematics program that awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Students can specialize in a diverse selection of areas in pure, applied and computational mathematics.

Stephanie Mui won a first place award of $2000 from the American Mathamtical Society at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her research on visualizing geometric surfaces with the Mason Experimental Geometry Lab (MEGL). Her work and a wider discussion of MEGL and similar labs across the country can be found in the October 2018 issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

See more math department activities at our Highlights page.

About George Mason

Since it was founded in 1972, George Mason University has grown into a major educational force and earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial institution. Just minutes from Washington, D.C., George Mason has a growing and diverse student body and an exceptional faculty of enterprizing scholars. At the center of the world's political, information, and communications networks, George Mason is the university needed by a region and a world driven by new social, economic, and technological realities.


Department of Mathematical Sciences

4400 University Drive, MS:  3F2

Exploratory Hall, room 4400

Fairfax, Virginia  22030

Main Phone Number:  703-993-1460

Fax Number:  703-993-1491


Mathematics Colloquium on Nov. 15

The Mathematical Sciences Colloquium will meet on Friday, Nov. 15 at 3:30 in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Jason Rosenhouse of James Madison University will talk on Decomposition theorems for Cayley graphs of matrix groups.

Topology, Arithmetic, and Dynamics Seminar (TADS) on Nov. 15

The next meeting of the TAD Seminar will be Friday, Nov. 15 at 11:00 am in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Juliana Tymoczko of Smith College will speak on An introduction to generalized splines.

Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry Seminar on Nov. 15

The next meeting of the CAG Seminar will be Friday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Val Soltan will talk on M-decomposable convex sets.