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George Mason University

Schar School of Policy and Government

Arlington, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / Schar School of Policy and Government is located in Arlington, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Arts (MA)
(Certificate)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 329
Doctoral Degrees 19
Other Advanced Degrees 27

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for students seeking merit-based scholarships)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT or GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

733
Applied
593
Accepted
272
Enrolled
81%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for students seeking merit-based scholarships)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, resume, 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT or GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, writing sample, master's degree, goals statement, 2 letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, goals statement

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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

990
Total Graduate Students
67%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.7%
Black or African American 12.93%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 3.54%
Unknown 2.83%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

122
Total faculty
Full-time - 74
Part-time - 48
Male (85)
Female (37)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Governance, regional and economic development, international commerce and policy, science and technology policy, entrepreneurship, culture and values
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,322,498

Location & Contact

Address 3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 3B1
Arlington, VA  22201
United States
Contact Mark Rozell
Dean
Email: mrozell@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-8171
Fax: 703-993-8215