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George Mason University

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Interdisciplinary Studies Program is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Computational social science
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Individualized studies
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Social entrepreneurship
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Social justice and human rights
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Energy and sustainability
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) War and the military in society
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Folklore studies
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Religion, culture, and values
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Women and gender studies
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Higher education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Experiential learning (for some programs)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

71
Applied
64
Accepted
29
Enrolled
90%

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 October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

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

105
Total Graduate Students
72%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
27%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.48%
Black or African American 17.14%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.81%
Unknown 1.9%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 15
Male (15)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Combined English and folklore, religious and cultural studies (Christianity and Muslim society)
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 5G3
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Meredith H. Lair
Director
Email: mlair@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-2159
Fax: 703-993-1251