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

  • Fairfax, VA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 68%32%
    student ratio
  • 156
    total students
  • $9,350 | $25,754
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 15
    fall application deadline
  • 46%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Environmental Management Certificate
    • Environmental Science And Public Policy Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Environmental Science And Policy Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 14
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • 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

46% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 67
    • Accepted 31
    • Acceptance Rate 46
    • Enrolled 20
  • 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
    • 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 Students156
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students156
    • Part-time Percentage54%
    • Full-time Percentage46%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown15%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty25
    • Full-time Percentage84%
    • Part-time Percentage16%
    • Female Percentage36%
    • Male Percentage64%

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$930,577

Location & Contact

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

College of Science
George Mason University

4400 University Drive
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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