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George Mason University

Department of English

Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / Department of English is located in Fairfax, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Fiction
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Poetry
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Nonfiction writing
(Certificate) English pedagogy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Linguistics
(Certificate) College teaching Higher education pedagogy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Writing and rhetoric
(Certificate) Folklore studies
Master of Arts (MA) English Cultural studies
Master of Arts (MA) English Literature
Master of Arts (MA) English Linguistics
Master of Arts (MA) English Professional writing and rhetoric
Master of Arts (MA) English Teaching of writing and literature
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Fiction
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Poetry
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing Nonfiction writing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 60
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 17

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
Proficiency in a foreign language by course work or translation test
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for linguistics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
2 papers

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

224
Applied
137
Accepted
68
Enrolled
61%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Official transcripts; expanded goals statement; writing sample; portfolio; 2 letters of recommendation; resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (for linguistics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Expanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation (writing and rhetoric); 3 letters of recommendation (linguistics); writing sample; introductory course in linguistics; official transcripts; master's degree in relevant field
Additional Entrance Requirements Official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation; writing sample; 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
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

236
Total Graduate Students
49%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
50%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.93%
Black or African American 5.51%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.42%
Two or more races 2.97%
Unknown 4.24%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

123
Total faculty
Full-time - 78
Part-time - 45
Male (53)
Female (70)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Literature, professional writing and editing, writing of fiction or poetry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
68,592

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3E4
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Debra Lattanzi-Shutika
Chair
Email: dshutika@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1170
Fax: 703-993-1161