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George Mason University

Program in Political Science

Arlington, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / Program in Political Science is located in Arlington, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 4

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (taken in the past five years)
Research project or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (taken in the past five years)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

89
Applied
43
Accepted
11
Enrolled
48%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (taken in the past five years)
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts from all previous institutions attended in the U.S.; goals statement; two letters of recommendation; current resume; writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (taken in the past five years)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Official transcript from all colleges and universities attended; current resume; three letters of recommendation; statement of professional goals; writing sample (approximately 10-25 pages in length)

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

64
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.81%
Black or African American 4.69%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.13%
Unknown 4.69%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 5
Male (18)
Female (7)

Location & Contact

Address 3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 3B1
Arlington, VA  22201
United States
Contact Ming Wan
Director
Email: mwan@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-2955
Fax: 703-993-1399