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George Mason University

Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / Department of Criminology, Law and Society is located in Fairfax, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Criminology, law, and society
Master of Arts (MA) Criminology, law, and society
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for MA)
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Major area paper (depends on catalog year)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

71
Applied
49
Accepted
15
Enrolled
69%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for MA)
Master's Degree Requirements College transcripts, goals statement, two letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements College transcripts, goals statement, three letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample

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
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

63
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.76%
Black or African American 9.52%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.59%
Asian 3.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.17%
Unknown 3.17%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Faculty

74
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 46
Male (43)
Female (31)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Wrongful convictions; violence, firearms, and public policy; public opinion and justice issues; evidence-based policing and crime policy; corrections, probation, parole, and reentry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,418,630

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 4F4
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact David B. Wilson
Chair
Email: dwilsonb@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-4701
Fax: 703-993-8316