Academic Innovation and New Ventures

The Office of Academic Innovation and New Ventures expands access and creates new pathways for students to come to Mason, while providing the support they need to earn their degrees. The office will launch projects and initiatives to innovate educational services by internationalizing the campus and developing online programs at quality and scale. These strategies will allow Mason to:

  • Attract more international students
  • Enable students everywhere to take classes online
  • Engage and support community college students
  • Support adults trying to complete their degrees
  • Establish strategic partnerships with business, government, and other educational institutions
  • Create new revenue streams

One of the first steps toward these goals is Mason's partnership with education company Wiley, which aims to put graduate programs online. Students who can't attend classes on campus can access professional graduate programs online.

Academic Ventures and Innovation will also work closely with:

For more information, contact Robin Rose Parker at 703-993-6220.

Student helping another student with gown before graduation.

Adult students in the working world who want to obtain an advanced or professional degree are often stymied by class schedules that aren't accessible. Mason will give them the option of attending classes online.