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George Mason University

Program in Forensic Science

Fairfax , VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / Program in Forensic Science is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Research project or thesis; capstone course; 36 credits, minimum GPA of 3.0

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56
Applied
49
Accepted
30
Enrolled
88%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Undergraduate transcript; 3 letters of recommendation; interest letter; minimum GPA of 3.0
Additional Entrance Requirements Undergraduate transcript; 3 letters of recommendation; interest letter; minimum GPA of 3.0

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 Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

91
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.09%
Black or African American 19.78%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 12.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.2%
Two or more races 2.2%
Unknown 2.2%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 9
Male (7)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Forensic serology; probalistic genotyping; automated DNA mixture interpretation; biometrics (future); scent research (with dogs)
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 5C3
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Mary E. O'Toole
Director
Email: motoole2@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-5059
Fax: 703-993-3535

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