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George Mason University

Program in Public Policy

Arlington, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Program in Public Policy is located in Arlington, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 88
Doctoral Degrees 12

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

197
Applied
159
Accepted
64
Enrolled
81%

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 Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE/GMAT (for students seeking merit-based scholarships)
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0, current resume, 2 letters of recommendation, expanded goals statement, 2 copies of official transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT or GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0; current resume; expanded goals statement; 2 official copies of transcripts; writing sample

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

292
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.59%
Black or African American 13.7%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.34%
Two or more races 4.79%
Unknown 3.42%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (49%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 7
Male (18)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Regional development; science and technology policy; international development; health policy; economic policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 3B1
Arlington, VA  22201
United States
Contact Siona Listokin-Smith
Director, Master of Public Policy
Email: slistoki@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-703-9756
Fax: 703-993-8215