Department of Sociology and Anthropology College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason University

Department of Sociology and Anthropology College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
68%
32%
student ratio
94
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
Not Reported
fall application deadline
73%
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Sociology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Anthropology Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 19
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • 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
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

73% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 72
    • Accepted 53
    • Acceptance Rate 73
    • Enrolled 23
  • 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 Degreesofficial transcript; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample, resume; 3 credits in undergraduate sociology theory, statistics and research methods (for sociology); 3 credits of sociocultural anthropology (for anthropology)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample; official transcript
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • 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 Students94
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students94
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Full-time Percentage40%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian62%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown17%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty29
    • Full-time Percentage83%
    • Part-time Percentage17%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAfrica, American teenagers, black entrepreneurs, human rights, gambling
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$259,232

Location & Contact

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MSN 3G5
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Lester Kurtz

Interim Chair

Phone: 703-993-1425
Fax: 703-993-1446
Email: lkurtz@gmu.edu

Amy Best

Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 703-993-1426
Fax: 703-993-1446
Email: abest@gmu.edu


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