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George Mason University

Volgenau School of Engineering

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Volgenau School of Engineering is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
(Certificate)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 550
Doctoral Degrees 42
Other Advanced Degrees 104

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,754
Applied
1,254
Accepted
500
Enrolled
71%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of course work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.5

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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

1,750
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.86%
Black or African American 4.86%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 13.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 1.89%
Unknown 2.8%

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

376
Total faculty
Full-time - 210
Part-time - 166
Male (295)
Female (81)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Systems management, quality assurance, decision support systems, cognitive ergonomics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
22,080,734

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 5C8
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Kenneth S. Ball
Dean
Email: vsdean@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1498
Fax: 703-993-1734

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