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George Mason University

Department of Economics

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Economics is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 60
Doctoral Degrees 19

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Comprehensive exam in applied economic theory
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
2 preliminary exams, field exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

200
Applied
160
Accepted
57
Enrolled
80%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Expanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation; undergraduate degree; intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics; 1 semester of calculus; 1 semester of statistics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation; resume; official transcripts; expanded goals statement; undergraduate degree; intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics; 1 year of calculus and statistics; 1 semester of matrix algebra and econometrics

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 80
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
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

206
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.83%
Black or African American 1.46%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.94%
Unknown 4.37%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

42
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 14
Male (40)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Labor economics and political economy; institutional and comparative economics; monetary theory; Austrian economics; experimental economics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,582,272

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3G4
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Daniel Houser
Director/Professor/Chair
Email: dhouser@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-4856
Fax: 703-993-4851

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