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

  • Fairfax, VA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 62%38%
    student ratio
  • 222
    total students
  • $9,080 | $25,010
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 15%
    acceptance rate
  • 6 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Psychology Master of Arts (MA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Aviation Psychology Certificate
    • School Psychology Certificate
    • Usability Certificate
    • Cognitive Neuroscience Certificate
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 66
    • Doctoral Degrees 20
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 5
    • * 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 Required and thesis (for biopsychology)
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and 2nd year project
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

15% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 781
    • Accepted 118
    • Acceptance Rate 15
    • Enrolled 66
  • 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 Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (minimum score of 1000), 2 official transcripts; expanded goals statement; single goals statement; 15 undergraduate credits in concentration for which the applicant is applying
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (minimum score of 1100), 3 letters of recommendation; resume; expanded goals statement; single goals statement; minimum GPA of 3.0 overall for last 60 undergraduate credits, 3.25 in psychology courses; 15 undergraduate credits in concentration for which the applicant is applying; 2 official transcripts
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesGRE, 2 official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based, Pearson Test of English

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$9,080
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,010
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$2,610.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution 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, Tuition Waivers, 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 Students222
    • Female Percentage62%
    • Male Percentage38%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students222
    • Part-time Percentage34%
    • Full-time Percentage66%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian74%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown10%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty71
    • Full-time Percentage68%
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchApplied developmental psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, human factors/applied cognition psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, school psychology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$5,467,769

Location & Contact

Department of Psychology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

MSN 2D2
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Robert Smith

Interim Department Chair

Phone: 703-993-1398
Fax: 703-993-1359
Email: bsmith@gmu.edu

Darby Wiggins

Graduate Program Assistant

Phone: 703-993-1548
Fax: 703-993-1359
Email: dwiggin3@gmu.edu



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