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George Mason University

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Environmental Science and Policy is located in Fairfax, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental science and policy
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy Environmental management
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy Environmental science and policy
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy Aquatic ecology
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy Environmental biocomplexity
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy Environmental science communication
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy Earth surface processes and environmental geochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy Conservation science and policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

46
Applied
37
Accepted
22
Enrolled
80%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements BA or BS
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Advanced degree or equivalent research experience

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

110
Total Graduate Students
56%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
43%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.82%
Black or African American 2.73%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 7
Male (18)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Conservation of species and ecosystems; water and watersheds; one health and sustainability; climate change; interdisciplinary (including natural and social science)
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
300,156

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 5F2
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Dr. Alonso Aguirre
Chair
Email: aaguirr3@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-7590