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Program in Creative Writing College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason University

  • Fairfax, VA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 62%38%
    student ratio
  • 94
    total students
  • $9,350 | $25,754
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 2
    fall application deadline
  • 66%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 32
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • 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 Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

66% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 125
    • Accepted 83
    • Acceptance Rate 66
    • Enrolled 26
  • 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 January 2nd Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesexpanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation; portfolio; official transcripts
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • 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
    • 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 Students94
    • Female Percentage62%
    • Male Percentage38%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students94
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Full-time Percentage68%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown13%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty12
    • Full-time Percentage92%
    • Part-time Percentage8%
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBritish Romantic poetry and literary celebrity, Arab feminist novelists in the West, masculinity and African-American culture, public rhetoric and the South African Truth Commission, the origins of children's literature in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Program in Creative Writing

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

MSN 3E4 MSN 3E4
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

William Miller

Director, MFA Program and Creative Writing

Phone: 703-993-2763
Fax: 703-993-1161
Email: wmiller@gmu.edu

Diane Swain

Graduate Programs Admissions Contact

Phone: 703-993-1188
Fax: 703-993-1161
Email: dswain6@gmu.edu



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