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George Mason University

Department of Global and Community Health

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Global and Community Health is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Global health
(Certificate) Public health Leadership and management
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Epidemiology
(Certificate) Global and community health

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 46
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, GMAT (depending on program)
Thesis Required
200-hour practicum

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

246
Applied
175
Accepted
60
Enrolled
71%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, GMAT (depending on program)
Master's Degree Requirements 2 official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; resume; 1 completed course in health science, statistics, natural sciences and social science (for MPH); 6 credits of foreign language if not fluent (for MS); minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Additional Entrance Requirements 2 official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; resume; bachelor's degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

131
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.69%
Black or African American 16.03%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 16.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.76%
Two or more races 3.82%
Unknown 3.82%

Gender

Male (11%)
Female (88%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 16
Male (8)
Female (26)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental and infectious disease epidemiology; global health; health risk behaviors; social determinants of health; stress, well-being and chronic disease
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
69,343

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 5B7
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Robert Weiler
Chair
Email: rweiler@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1920

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