Unlock Your Potential with Mason’s Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) Program

Are you an adult learner looking to advance your career, switch fields, or fulfill a lifelong learning goal? Mason's Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program offers contemporary students, like you, generous transfer credit options and a distinctive educational opportunity to integrate other college-level learning, such as professional credentials and military experience, into university coursework credits.  

Students create interdisciplinary concentrations, either online or on-campus, to meet their own educational needs for professional advancement, career change, preparation for graduate school, and personal satisfaction. 

Our program is specifically designed for non-traditional students who require the flexibility to balance education with work, family, and personal commitments. We serve returning adult students in Virginia, across the U.S., and around the world.

Ready to Transform Your Life?

Discover how the BIS program at Mason can help you complete your degree and unlock new career opportunities. 

Explore: Learn more about the BIS program

Get Started: Sign up for a live virtual information session 

Connect with BIS: For more information or to apply, email us at bis@gmu.edu 

Take the step towards completing your degree and achieving your dreams with Mason’s Bachelor of Individualized Study program!   

BIS by the Numbers


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Graduates report they are well prepared for further post-baccalaureate study


Annual scholarships for BIS students