196
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

George Mason University / School of Systems Biology is located in Manassas, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Bioinformatics and computational biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biosciences
Master of Science (MS) Bioinformatics management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Bioinformatics and computational biology
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Bioinformatics and computational biology
(Certificate) Personalized medicine
Professional Master of Science (PSM) Bioinformatics management

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 8
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Research project or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

141
Applied
112
Accepted
64
Enrolled
79%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Resume; 3 letters of recommendation; expanded goals statement; 2 copies of official transcripts; bachelor's degree in related field with minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Self-assessment form; resume; 3 letters of recommendation; expanded goals statement; 2 copies of official transcripts; bachelor's degree in related field with minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours
Additional Entrance Requirements Resume; 2 copies of official transcripts
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

196
Total Graduate Students
45%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
54%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American 3.06%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 17.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.59%
Unknown 3.06%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time (12)
Part-time (2)
Male (10)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Functional genomics of chronic human diseases, ecology of vector-borne infectious diseases, neurogenetics, molecular biology, computational modeling, proteomics, chronic metabolic diseases, nanotechnology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
766,416

Location & Contact

Address 10900 George Mason Drive, MSN 5B3
Manassas, VA  20110
United States
Contact Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Director
Email: ivaisman@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-8431
Fax: 703-993-8976