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Department of Criminology, Law and Society College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason University

  • Fairfax, VA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 72%28%
    student ratio
  • 60
    total students
  • $9,350 | $25,754
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 40%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Criminal Justice And Criminology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 18
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 102
    • Accepted 41
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 16
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE , personal goal statement, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and writing sample, resume
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, personal goal statement, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and writing sample, resume
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$9,350
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,754
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$2,688.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships, health care benefits (for full-time research or teaching assistantship recipients)

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students60
    • Female Percentage72%
    • Male Percentage28%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students60
    • Part-time Percentage38%
    • Full-time Percentage62%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino14%
    • Black / African American12%
    • White / Caucasian60%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown8%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty63
    • Full-time Percentage41%
    • Part-time Percentage59%
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHealth care and justice agencies, public opinion on criminal justice issues and survey methods, police and crime control, police organizations and their reform, crime and place, counterterrorism, social equity and diversity issues, community corrections, prisons and prisoner reentry, evidence-based crime policy, courts and corrections, homeland security, risk and vulnerability assessment, experimental criminology, crime prevention, meta analysis and quantitative research methods
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,035,770

Location & Contact

Department of Criminology, Law and Society

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

MSN 4F4
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

David Wilson

Chair

Phone: 703-993-4701
Fax: 703-993-8316
Email: dwilsonb@gmu.edu

Mary Schifferli

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 703-993-9417
Email: mschiffe@gmu.edu



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