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Program in Public Policy School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs George Mason University

  • Arlington, VA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 47%53%
    student ratio
  • 529
    total students
  • $9,350 | $25,754
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • June 1
    fall application deadline
  • 69%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Public Policy Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 124
    • Doctoral Degrees 20
    • 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

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 429
    • Accepted 300
    • Acceptance Rate 69
    • Enrolled 138
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st May 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st November 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE/GMAT (for students seeking merit-based scholarships), bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0, current resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and expanded goals statement, 2 copies of official transcripts
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT or GRE General Test, master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0; current resume; expanded goals statement; 2 official copies of transcripts; writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 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 Students529
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students529
    • Part-time Percentage67%
    • Full-time Percentage33%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American13%
    • White / Caucasian54%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown13%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty50
    • Full-time Percentage74%
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Female Percentage30%
    • Male Percentage70%

Location & Contact

Program in Public Policy

School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
George Mason University

3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 2B1
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

James Pfiffner

Director, Doctoral Program in Public Policy

Phone: 703-703-1417
Fax: 703-993-2284
Email: pfiffner@gmu.edu

Travis Major

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 703-993-1383
Email: tmajor@gmu.edu



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