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George Mason University

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Department of Sociology and Anthropology is located in Fairfax, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

76
Applied
52
Accepted
19
Enrolled
68%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Official transcript; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample; resume; 3 credits in undergraduate sociology theory, statistics and research methods (for sociology); 3 credits of sociocultural anthropology (for anthropology)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample; official transcript

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

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

90
Total Graduate Students
61%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
38%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.78%
Black or African American 6.67%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.11%
Asian 5.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.22%
Unknown 6.67%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 4
Male (13)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Africa, American teenagers, black entrepreneurs, human rights, gambling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
80,740

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3G5
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Amy Best
Department Chair
Email: abest@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1426
Fax: 703-993-1446