67
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Applied and engineering physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General and Subject Tests (recommended)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

64
Applied
43
Accepted
17
Enrolled
67%

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 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General and Subject Tests (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, preferably from former professors; personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, preferably from former professors; personal statement with emphasis on research experience and goals
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

67
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.97%
Black or African American 5.97%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.48%
Unknown 7.46%

Gender

Male (85%)
Female (14%)

Faculty

55
Total faculty
Full-time (44)
Part-time (11)
Male (43)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics/space sciences; materials/condensed matter physics; biological physics/aerodynamics; applied mechanics; high energy physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,943,657

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3F3
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Dr. Paul So
Chair
Email: paso@gmu.edu
Phone: 709-993-4377