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George Mason University

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Health Administration and Policy is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Quality improvement and outcomes management in health care systems
Master of Science (MS) Health and medical policy
(Certificate) Health informatics and data analytics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health services research
Master of Science (MS) Health informatics
Master of Health Administration (MHA) Health systems management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 49
Other Advanced Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE recommended if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 (for MS in health and medical policy)
Comp Exam Required
Internship
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

268
Applied
208
Accepted
116
Enrolled
78%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE recommended if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 (for MS in health and medical policy)
Master's Degree Requirements 2 official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; resume; 1 year of work experience (for MHA in health systems management); minimum GPA of 3.25 preferred (for MS in health informatics)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Professional and volunteer experience, evidence of ability to write and conduct research at the doctoral level, master's degree or equivalent
Additional Entrance Requirements 2 official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

267
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.87%
Black or African American 20.22%
White or Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 19.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.87%
Unknown 4.12%

Gender

Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

48
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 29
Male (26)
Female (22)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Universal health care, publications, relationships between malpractice pressure and rates of Cesarean section and VBAC, seniors and Wii gaming, relationships between changes in physician's incomes and practice settings and their care to Medicaid and charity patients
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
396,087

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 1J3
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Dr. P.J. Maddox
Chair
Email: pmaddox@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1982
Fax: 703-993-1953

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