Department of English College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason University

Department of English College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
72%
28%
student ratio
243
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 15
fall application deadline
51%
acceptance rate
5 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • English Certificate
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Writing And Rhetoric Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Linguistics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA) [fiction]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 68
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 11
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

51% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 267
    • Accepted 138
    • Acceptance Rate 51
    • Enrolled 67
  • 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 March 15th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesofficial transcripts; expanded goals statement; writing sample; portfolio; 2 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample; introductory course in linguistics; official transcripts
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesofficial transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; portfolio and writing sample (for professional writing and rhetoric); resume and writing sample (for folklore)
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 Students243
    • Female Percentage72%
    • Male Percentage28%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students243
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Full-time Percentage42%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian74%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown11%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty113
    • Full-time Percentage69%
    • Part-time Percentage31%
    • Female Percentage58%
    • Male Percentage42%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchLiterature, professional writing and editing, writing of fiction or poetry
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$84,493

Location & Contact

Department of English

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MSN 3E4
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Debra Lattanzi-Shutika

Chair

Phone: 703-993-1170
Fax: 703-993-1161
Email: dshutika@gmu.edu

Alex Walsh

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 703-993-1185
Fax: 703-993-1161
Email: awalsh7@gmu.edu


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