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School of Systems Biology College of Science George Mason University

  • Fairfax, VA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 152
    total students
  • $9,080 | $25,010
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 50%
    acceptance rate
  • 5 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Graduate Certificate
    • Biology Master of Science (MS)
    • Biosciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 16
    • Doctoral Degrees 15
    • 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 Research project or thesis
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

50% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 158
    • Accepted 79
    • Acceptance Rate 50
    • Enrolled 44
  • 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, resume; 3 letters of recommendation; expanded goals statement; 2 copies of official transcripts; bachelor's degree in related field with minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, self-assessment form; resume; 3 letters of recommendation; expanded goals statement; 2 copies of official transcripts; bachelor's degree in related field with minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesresume; 2 copies of official transcripts
    • 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, 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 Students152
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students152
    • Part-time Percentage45%
    • Full-time Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian22%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown17%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty20
    • Full-time Percentage95%
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchFunctional genomics of chronic human diseases, ecology of vector-borne infectious diseases, neurogenetics, molecular biology, computational modeling, proteomics, chronic metabolic diseases, nanotechnology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$923,444

Location & Contact

School of Systems Biology

College of Science
George Mason University

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Dr. James Willett

Director

Phone: 703-993-8311
Fax: 703-993-8976
Email: jwillett@gmu.edu

Diane St. Germain

Graduate Student Services Coordinator

Phone: 703-993-4263
Fax: 703-993-8976
Email: dstgerma@gmu.edu



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