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George Mason University

Department of History and Art History

Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / Department of History and Art History is located in Fairfax, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Art history
Master of Arts (MA) History History
(Certificate) History Digital public humanities
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History History

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 52
Doctoral Degrees 8
Other Advanced Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

171
Applied
132
Accepted
63
Enrolled
77%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Goals statement, writing sample, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Goals statement, writing sample, letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Goals statement, writing sample, letters of recommendation

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

197
Total Graduate Students
70%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.57%
Black or African American 1.52%
White or Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.51%
Asian 2.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.02%
Two or more races 1.52%
Unknown 4.57%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

66
Total faculty
Full-time - 51
Part-time - 15
Male (35)
Female (31)

Research

Focus of faculty research: U.S. history, digital history, global history, colonial history, European history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,685,264

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3G1
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Brian Platt
Chair
Email: bplatt1@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1253
Fax: 703-993-1251