88
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

George Mason University / Program in Creative Writing is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Nonfiction writing
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Fiction
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Poetry

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 25

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Written exam (for poetry); written exam or project (for fiction)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

94
Applied
58
Accepted
29
Enrolled
62%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Expanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation; portfolio; official transcripts; resume; writing sample
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

88
Total Graduate Students
35%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
64%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.55%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.41%
Unknown 5.68%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time (13)
Part-time (1)
Male (6)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: British romantic poetry and literary celebrity, Arab feminist novelists in the west, masculinity and African-American culture, public rhetoric and the South African truth commission, the origins of children's literature in Eighteenth and Nineteenth century Britain
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3E4
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact William Miller
Director
Email: wmiller@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-2763
Fax: 703-993-1161