49
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry and biochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Chemistry

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 5

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Exit seminar

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39
Applied
28
Accepted
13
Enrolled
72%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS or MS in chemistry or related discipline
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

49
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.08%
Black or African American 12.24%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 14.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.08%
Unknown 8.16%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time (15)
Part-time (11)
Male (18)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nanomaterials; metabolomics; aquatic and environmental chemistry, biodegradation; antimicrobial, peptides; synthetic and medicinal chemistry, drug discovery
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
827,939

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3E2
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Gerald Weatherspoon
Chair
Email: grobert1@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1456
Fax: 703-993-1055