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Math 006 and Math 008 Tutorial Programs.

Math Testing Center

Information and schedules for the Math Placement and Proctored Testing

Scientific Computing Workshops

Information and schedules for the weekly

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.

GMU EXTREEMS Program: Research in Computational Math/Data Science

Applications are now being accepted for new undergraduate research opportunties in computational math and data science. Information on the GMU-EXTREEMS program is available at the EXTREEMS 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.

Jack Love is the outreach coordinator for the Mason Experimental Geometry Lab, where he helps to develop and deliver fun and engaging mathematics activities for local elementary through high school students. He was interviewed by Fairfax County Television (view youtube) before leading a workshop on symmetry at Patrick Henry Library.

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 Oct. 19

The next meeting of the Mathematical Sciences Colloquium will be Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Ilesanmi Adeboye of Wesleyan University will talk on Lower bounds for the covolume of lattices of semi-simple Lie groups.

PDE Control Seminar on Oct. 22

The next meeting of the PDE Control Seminar will be Monday, Oct. 22 at 10:00am in Room 4208, Exploratory Hall. Deepanshu Verma will talk on Introducing dual function for augmented Lagrangian.

Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry Seminar on Oct. 23

The next meeting of the CAG Seminar will be Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11:00 in Room 3301, Exploratory Hall. Carolyn Chun will talk on Polymatroids and excluded minors.