History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Why Mason

Why Mason?

The National Gallery of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the National Museum of Women in the Arts—just three reasons why Mason is an ideal location to study art history. Located minutes from Washington, D.C., with one of the most diverse museum cultures in the world, Mason offers more affordable access to art history opportunities than any other university in the region.

The internationally recognized Center for History and New Media gives the program unparalleled technologically-based resources of the kind that art history relies on.

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.

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