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George Mason University

School of Music

Fairfax , VA

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George Mason University

Overview

George Mason University / School of Music is located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Musical arts Composition
(Certificate) Instrumental performance artist
Master of Music (MM) Music

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Recital (for all except music education), summer auditions, portfolios, compositions
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

69
Applied
53
Accepted
32
Enrolled
77%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in music or another related discipline; audition or portfolio with samples (depending on program); official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in music; minimum GPA of 3.0 in master's-level coursework, 3.5 in courses related to area of study; 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample; audition or portfolio (depending on program)
Additional Entrance Requirements Artist certificate application or current resume; bachelor's degree in music or equivalent; official transcripts; expanded goals statement; 2 letters of recommendation; audition and standard repertory sample on CD

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

98
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.08%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 12.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.06%
Unknown 2.04%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

78
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 54
Male (49)
Female (29)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Single or multiple instruments, music education, composition, conducting, pedagogy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3E3
Fairfax, VA  22030
United States
Contact Dr. Linda Apple Monson
Managing Director
Email: lmonson@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-3580
Fax: 703-993-1394

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