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George Mason University

Program in Counseling and Development

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Program in Counseling and Development is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) School counseling PK-12
Master of Education (M Ed) Community agency counseling

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 55

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
Degree must be completed within six years of enrollment

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

98
Applied
31
Accepted
18
Enrolled
32%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.0 overall or in last 60 credit hours; 2 copies of official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation; 12 credits of undergraduate behavioral sciences; 1000 hours of counseling or related experience
Additional Entrance Requirements 2 copies of official transcripts; 2 letters of recommendation; goals statement; resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

140
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.43%
Black or African American 21.43%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.71%
Asian 12.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.71%
Two or more races 3.57%
Unknown 2.86%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 9
Male (4)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Leadership, multiculturalism, social justice, and advocacy; global well-being; social psychological, physical, and spiritual health of individuals, families, communities, and organizations
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 1H1
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Fred Bemak
Academic Program Coordinator
Email: fbemak@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-3941
Fax: 703-993-5577