Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Science George Mason University

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Science George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
April 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Chemistry And Biochemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Chemistry Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and exit seminar
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


55% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 56
    • Accepted 31
    • Acceptance Rate 55
    • Enrolled 18
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 15th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE , bachelor's degree in related field; 2 official copies of transcripts; expanded goals statement; 3 letters of recommendation; resume for those whose bachelor's degree is 5 years or older
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, undergraduate degree in related field; BS with minimum GPA of 3.0; 3 letters of recommendation; 2 copies of official transcripts; expanded goals statement; resume
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships, health care benefits (for full-time research or teaching assistantship recipients)

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students61
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students61
    • Part-time Percentage39%
    • Full-time Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American18%
    • White / Caucasian47%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native2%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races5%
    • Unknown12%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty23
    • Full-time Percentage78%
    • Part-time Percentage22%
    • Female Percentage35%
    • Male Percentage65%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchElectroanalytical techniques for the study of toxic species in the environment, problems associated with the solid-gas interface, applying peptide/protein engineering principles to investigate biomolecules, enzymes, isoprene biosynthesis, contaminants in the aquatic environment, radioactivity, middle distillate fuels
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$116,829

Location & Contact

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

College of Science
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MSN 3E2
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

John Schreifels


Phone: 703-993-1082
Fax: 703-993-1055

Robert Honeychuck

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 703-993-1076
Fax: 703-993-1055

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