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George Mason University

Program in Biodefense

Arlington, VA

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Overview

George Mason University / Program in Biodefense is located in Arlington, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (taken in the past five years)
Thesis Required
Project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (taken in the past five years)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
22
Accepted
16
Enrolled
59%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (taken in the past five years)
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts from all previous institutions attended in the U.S.; goals statement; two letters of recommendation; current resume; writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (taken in the past five years)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Official transcript from all colleges and universities attended; current resume; two letters of recommendation; statement of goals (not to exceed 500 words); writing sample (approximately 10-25 pages in length)

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
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

57
Total Graduate Students
63%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
36%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.53%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.51%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 3
Part-time - 10
Male (8)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Weapons of mass destruction; global health security; homeland security; terrorism; genome editing and synthetic biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 3B1
Arlington, VA  22201
United States
Contact Gregory Koblentz
Director
Email: gkoblent@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1266
Fax: 703-993-1399