Military At Mason

You took an oath to serve the nation knowing the commitment would mean a life of duty, honor, and sacrifice. In recognition, Mason's Office of Military Services stands ready to be an educational and career resource for you and your family.

When Patriots Become Patriots

We're eager to have you at Mason, because your leadership and experience elevate the excellence of our student body. The Office of Military Services' (OMS) sole focus is on active-duty personnel, veterans, and their families.

Moving from the military to college life can be challenging. OMS makes that transition as smooth as possible by structuring an academic path to meet your needs, schedule, and timetable. We'll help you:

  • Gain admission to Mason.
  • Select the academic program that's right for you.
  • Complete your education while serving.
  • Inform you about financial aid options.
  • Schedule counseling and advising sessions.
  • Offer services to spouses, children, and dependents.
  • Overcome any obstacles with the help of an advocate.
  • Provide support inside and outside the classroom.
  • Build a civilian career.

OMS works with several organizations to provide community support and mentorship. Our partners include American Legion Post 177VFW Post 8469, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10. We also have links to the Virginia Veterans and Family Support Program and the Fairfax County Office of Public and Private Partnerships.

Dylan Arthur with a service dog on the Mason Fairfax Campus

Mason student and military veteran Dylan Arthur arranged a Paws for a Cause event on the Fairfax Campus to educate people about service dogs. Dylan, a senior majoring in management, has a service dog due to PTSD from his career as a military police officer. The Office of Military Service has a partnership with Veterans Moving Forward, a nonprofit that provides therapy dogs to assist veterans dealing with mental and physical challenges.

In addition, we have relationships with recruiters who want to help student veterans write résumés and develop interview skills. These companies, including CACISAICBAEGeneral Dynamics, and Deloitte & Touche, are also a source of job opportunities.

Mason military advisor speaks with student in office

Military Services director Jennifer Connors meets with a graduate student to discuss the variety of academic programs that the university offers. Connors joined Mason after serving 14 years in the U.S. Air Force.