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George Mason University

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / College of Visual and Performing Arts is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Music (MM)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 72
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Music-vocal performance (MM); exhibition (MFA)
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Reading proficiency in a language appropriate to student's area of study

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

188
Applied
112
Accepted
49
Enrolled
60%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Portfolio presentation, artist statement, recommendations, transcript

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

213
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.63%
Black or African American 5.63%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.47%
Two or more races 2.82%
Unknown 1.88%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

223
Total faculty
Full-time - 77
Part-time - 146
Male (119)
Female (104)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sculpture; biography of Paul Taylor; portfolio design for interiors; developing multimedia training products for the National Park Service cultural resources academy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
750,001

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 4C1
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Rick Davis
Dean
Email: rdavi4@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-8624
Fax: 703-993-8883