Department of Environmental Science and Policy College of Science George Mason University

Department of Environmental Science and Policy College of Science George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
66%
34%
student ratio
150
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 15
fall application deadline
62%
acceptance rate
4 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Conservation Science And Policy Master of Science (MS)
    • Aquatic Ecology Master of Science (MS)
    • Earth Surface Processes And Environmental Geochemistry Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 26
    • Doctoral Degrees 7
    • 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? 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 Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

62% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 40
    • Accepted 25
    • Acceptance Rate 62
    • Enrolled 14
  • 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 15th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 in related field; 3 letters of recommendation; expanded goals statement; 2 official copies of transcripts
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0; 3 letters of recommendation; current resume; expanded goals statement; 2 official copies of transcripts
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesGRE, 3 letters of recommendation; undergraduate degree in related field; expanded goals statement; resume; 2 official copies of transcripts
    • 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 Students150
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students150
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Full-time Percentage42%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian68%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown13%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty24
    • Full-time Percentage79%
    • Part-time Percentage21%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchWetland ecosystems, comparative physiology, systematics, molecular phylogenetics, conservation genetics, estuarine and oceanic systems, biodiversity of fungi, environmental and resource management, human ecology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$947,570

Location & Contact

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

College of Science
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, 5F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Dr. Robert Jonas

Chair

Phone: 703-993-7590
Fax: 703-993-1066
Email: rjonas@gmu.edu

Sharon Bloomquist

Graduate Program Coordinator

Phone: 703-993-3187
Fax: 703-993-1066
Email: sbloomqu@gmu.edu


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