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George Mason University

Department of Psychology

Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied developmental psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience
(Certificate) Human factors/applied cognition Usability
(Certificate) Human factors/applied cognition Transportation human factors
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human factors/applied cognition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Clinical psychology
(Certificate) Cognitive neuroscience
Master of Arts (MA) Applied developmental psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience
Master of Arts (MA) Human factors/applied cognition
Master of Arts (MA) Industrial/organizational psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Industrial/organizational psychology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 55
Doctoral Degrees 18
Other Advanced Degrees 8

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis or practicum research
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
2nd-year project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

719
Applied
135
Accepted
61
Enrolled
19%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 2 official transcripts; goals statement; 15 undergraduate credits in concentration for which the applicant is applying
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; resume; goals statement; minimum GPA of 3.0 overall for last 60 undergraduate credits, 3.25 in psychology courses; 15 undergraduate credits in concentration for which the applicant is applying; 2 official transcripts
Additional Entrance Requirements 2 official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation

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
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

208
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 7.21%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.48%
Two or more races 2.4%
Unknown 3.37%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

46
Total faculty
Full-time - 41
Part-time - 5
Male (21)
Female (25)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied developmental psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, human factors/applied cognition psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, school psychology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,628,523

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3F5
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Reeshad Dalal
Department Chair
Email: rdalal@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-9487
Fax: 703-993-1359

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