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George Mason University

Department of Communication

Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Science communication
(Certificate) Communication
Master of Arts (MA) Communication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis or project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
15-18 credits

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85
Applied
57
Accepted
25
Enrolled
67%

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 Expanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation; resume; official transcripts; writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; expanded goals statement; resume; official transcript; writing sample
Additional Entrance Requirements Expanded goals statement, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, official transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
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

67
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
59%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.97%
Black or African American 7.46%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.99%
Asian 7.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.49%
Unknown 2.99%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

68
Total faculty
Full-time - 40
Part-time - 28
Male (37)
Female (31)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Theoretical and multi-methodological promotion, disease prevention, quality of care, risk assessment, crisis management, consumer/provider relationships, health campaigns, communication policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,972,435

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3D6
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Dr. Anne M. Nicotera
Chair
Email: anicoter@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-8296
Fax: 703-993-1096