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George Mason University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

61
Applied
50
Accepted
14
Enrolled
82%

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 3 letters of recommendation; official college transcripts; expanded goals statement; resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in math or undergraduate coursework with math preparation with minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 credits; 2 copies of official transcripts; 3 letters of recommendation; expanded goals statement
Additional Entrance Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; official transcripts

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

49
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.04%
Black or African American 6.12%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.04%
Unknown 4.08%

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

49
Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 12
Male (33)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nonlinear dynamics and topology, with an emphasis on global bifurcations and chaos; numerical and theoretical methods of dynamical systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
940,059

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3F2
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact David Walnut
Chair
Email: dwalnut@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1478
Fax: 703-993-1491

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