The Biodefense Graduate Program in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is a multi-disciplinary research and education program.The goal of the program is to educate the next generation of biodefense and biosecurity professionals and scholars by providing students with the knowledge and skills to assess the risks posed by biological threats and other weapons of mass destruction, develop strategies for reducing these risks to national and international security, and bridge the gap between scientists and policy-makers. This unique program provides students with a foundation in the science and technology of biodefense and the opportunity to specialize in the fields of international security, terrorism and homeland security, or technology and weapons of mass destruction. The program offers MS and PhD degrees in Biodefense, including an online-only option for the MS. The online degree is designed for busy professionals located anywhere in the world. The program also offers graduate certificates in Biodefense, Global Health Security, Terrorism and Homeland
Security, and Science, Technology, and Security. Because of the breadth of the program, students with backgrounds in science as well as international affairs, public health, law, public policy, and conflict resolution are encouraged to apply.