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George Mason University

Department of Philosophy

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Philosophy is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Philosophy and cultural theory
Master of Arts (MA) Ethics and public affairs

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9
Applied
6
Accepted
1
Enrolled
67%

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
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements College transcripts, goals statement, 2 letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample; completion of certain undergraduate preparation coursework with grades of B or higher in each course (for philosophy and cultural theory)

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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

10
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 90%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 8
Male (16)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: History of philosophy (particularly Asian and modern); Anglo-American and analytic philosophy; continental philosophy; ethics (including bioethics and feminist ethics); philosophy and public policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
131,560

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3F1
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Ted Kinnaman
Chair/Associate Professor
Email: tkinnama@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-4328
Fax: 703-993-1297

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