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

  • Fairfax, VA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 70%30%
    student ratio
  • 242
    total students
  • $9,350 | $25,754
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 15
    fall application deadline
  • 65%
    acceptance rate
  • 7 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Folklore Studies Certificate
    • Professional Writing And Rhetoric Certificate
    • Teaching English As A Second Language Certificate
    • Writing And Rhetoric Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Linguistics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • English Master of Arts (MA)
    • Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 88
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 17
    • * 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

65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 278
    • Accepted 183
    • Acceptance Rate 65
    • Enrolled 78
  • 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
    • 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 Students242
    • Female Percentage70%
    • Male Percentage30%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students242
    • Part-time Percentage54%
    • Full-time Percentage46%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian67%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown15%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty108
    • Full-time Percentage72%
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchLiterature, professional writing and editing, writing of fiction or poetry
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$65,931

Location & Contact

Department of English

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

MSN 3E4
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Debra Lattanzi-Shutika

Chair

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

Diane Swain

Graduate Program Admissions

Phone: 703-993-1185
Fax: 703-993-1161
Email: dswain6@gmu.edu



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