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									Graduate Program Requirements Chart
This chart lists individual program admission requirements. For more specific program information, contact the academic
department, or visit academic programs on the university web site. Special application deadlines are listed by program in the remarks
section of the chart. If no deadlines are listed in the chart, the application deadlines for domestic applicants are fall, April 15; spring,
November 1; and summer, March 1. International applicant deadlines generally are one month prior to published deadlines for
domestic applicants; however, the international applicant deadline for fall 2004 is February 15.
Note: SL=state licensure for school personnel

Program                                     Major      Degree                        Remarks
Art and Visual Technology                   AVT        MA, MFA               s s     Portfolio required. Call department at (703) 993-8898          3    s
                                                                                     to make arrangements to deliver portfolio. CD accept-
                                                                                     ed (instead of slides) for digital arts. Program focus:
                                                                                     digital arts, painting, photography, sculpture, print
                                                                                     making, and inter-arts/performance art.
                                                                                     Application deadline: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1.

Biology (master’s) 1                                                                 1
                                                                                      Deadline: fall 2/1; spring 11/1. Applications consid- 3
Concentrations:                                                                      ered after the deadline on a space-available basis.
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology2   BIOL-BCB   MS            †   s   s   s   †GRE score optional but represents valuable support
Biological Sciences3                        BIOL       MS            †   s   s   s    for admissions/funding decisions. November test date
Microbiology 3                              BIOL-MIB   MS            †   s   s   s     strongly recommended.
Molecular Biology3                          BIOL-MOB   MS            †   s   s   s   2
                                                                                      GRE subject exam required in area of applicant’s
Systems and Evolutionary Biology3           BIOL-SEB   MS            †   s   s   s   choosing.
                                                                                     3
                                                                                      GRE subject exam is required in either biology or
                                                                                      biochemistry.

Biodefense (doctoral)                       BIOD       PHD           s †     s       Application deadline: 2/1. Applications submitted after        3 s s
Concentrations:                                                                      the deadline considered on a space-available basis.
 Biological Weapons Threat Analysis and
   Microbial Defense                                                                 †GRE subject exam in one of the science areas
 Biological Weapons Threat Analysis and                                              optional, but represents valuable support for admissions/
   Engineering Defense/Countermeasures                                               funding decisions; November test date strongly
 Biological Weapons Threat Analysis and                                              recommended. For applicants with non-life science
   Nonproliferation                                                                  backgrounds, GRE subject exam not required.
 Biological Weapons Threat Analysis and
   Counterterrorism/Law Enforcement                                                  Domestic applicants may petition the admissions
                                                                                     committee by letter to waive GREs if applicant
                                                                                     already holds an advanced degree.

                                                                                     Interview may be required. Background security check
                                                                                     required for admitted students; contact department
                                                                                     for departmental form.

Biodefense (master’s) 1                     BIOD       MS            s †     s s     Application deadline: fall 2/1; spring 10/1. Applications      3 s s
Concentrations:                                                                      submitted after the deadline considered on a space-
 Biological Weapons Threat Analysis and                                              available basis.
   Microbial Defense
                                                                                     1
 Biological Weapons Threat Analysis and                                               Application requirements the same as for the Ph.D. in
   Engineering Defense/Countermeasures                                               Biodefense.
 Biological Weapons Threat Analysis and
   Nonproliferation
 Biological Weapons Threat Analysis and
   Counterterrorism/Law Enforcement

Certificates:                                                                        Application requirements the same as for the M.S. and
Microbial Defense                           MBDF       CERT          s †     s s     Ph.D. in Biodefense.                                  3 s s
Biological Threat and Defense               BTD        CERT          s †     s s                                                           3 s s


Bioinformatics
                                            BNF        PHD           s       s       Ph.D. fall application deadline, 3/1; for those seeking        3    s
                                                                                     support, 2/1.
                                            BNF        MS            s       s s                                                                    3    s

Biosciences                                 BIOS       PHD           s †     s       Fall deadline, 2/1. Applications considered after the          3
Functional Genomics and Biotechnology                                                deadline on a space-available basis.

                                                                                     †GRE subject exam optional but represents valuable
                                                                                     support for admissions/funding decisions. November
                                                                                     test date strongly recommended.

Business Management1                                                                 1
                                                                                      Nondegree status is not available. Rolling admissions.
MBA (two-year and three-year program)2      BUFS       MBA       s           s s     Full-time professional work experience after college           2    s
Executive MBA 3                             BUEX       MBA       s           s       graduation required. Professional recommendations              2    s
Technology Management 4                     TECM       MS        s             s     required. Call (703) 993-2136 for more information.            2    s
Bioscience Management5                      MSBM       MS        s           s       2
                                                                                      Application deadline: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1. Second essay   2    s


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Program                                          Major   Degree                     Remarks

Business Management (continued)                                                   required. Calculus is a prerequisite for admission.
                                                                                  Contact department for topic. Held at Arlington,
                                                                                  Fairfax, and Prince William Campuses.
                                                                                  3
                                                                                   7/1 priority deadline. Rolling admissions. Held at the
                                                                                  Center for Innovative Technology.
                                                                                  4
                                                                                   10/1 priority deadline. Rolling admissions. Work
                                                                                  description required. Contact department for details.
                                                                                  5
                                                                                   7/1 priority deadline. Rolling admissions. Distance
                                                                                  learning program with residencies held at the
                                                                                  Arlington Campus.

Chemistry                                        CHEM    MS       †   †   s s     †While the GRE is not required, it represents valuable         3   s
                                                                                  support in admissions decisions. B.S./B.A. in Chemistry
                                                                                  required. Late applications considered on a space-
                                                                                  available basis. Chemistry option available in
                                                                                  Environmental Science and Public Policy Ph.D. and
                                                                                  Computational Sciences and Informatics Ph.D.

Civil and Infrastucture Engineering              CEIE    MS       †       s s s   †The GRE is required for applicants who have a B.S.            3   s
Discovery, Design, and Innovation                DDI     CERT             s s s   from a non-U.S. university. For all other applicants, the
                                                                                  GRE represents valuable support for admission decisions,
                                                                                  although it is not required.

Climate Dynamics                                 CLIM    PHD      s †     s s s   †GRE-SUB recommended if given in undergraduate                 3 s s
                                                                                  major subject area. Fall application deadline, 4/1;
                                                                                  fellowship deadline, 2/1. Expected academic back-
                                                                                  ground in computer science, engineering, math, or
                                                                                  science.

Communication                                    COMM    MA       s       s s     GRE required. Department will contact applicant for            3   s
                                                                                  interview after application is received. Rolling admissions.

Community College Education
(doctoral)                                       EDCC    DA               s       D.A. fall deadline, 2/15; certificate fall deadline, 4/15; 3       s
(certificate)                                    EDCC    CERT             s s     spring deadline, 11/1. Late applications considered on     3       s
                                                                                  a space-available basis. Master’s degree in discipline
                                                                                  required. Writing sample appropriate to your discipline
                                                                                  required. GRE is optional but represents valuable
                                                                                  support for admissions decisions. Application
                                                                                  requirements are the same for the D.A. and certificate
                                                                                  programs. Contact the department for available
                                                                                  disciplines.

Community College Teaching (master’s)                    MAIS                     See Interdisciplinary Studies

Computational Sciences and Informatics (doctoral) CSI    PHD      s †     s s s   †GRE-SUB recommended if given in undergraduate                 3 s s
Concentrations: Atmospheric Modeling, Climate                                     major subject area. Fall application deadline, 4/1;
 Dynamics, Comp. Biology, Comp. Chemistry,                                        fellowship deadline, 2/1. Expected academic back-
 Comp. Finance, Comp. Fluid Dynamics,                                             ground in computer science, engineering, math, or
 Comp. Intelligence, Comp. Mathematics,                                           science.
 Comp. Neuroscience, Comp. Physics, Comp.
 Statistics, Earth Observing and Remote
 Sensing, Computer Design of Materials,
 Earth Systems and Global Change, High-
 performance Computing, Space Sciences

Computational Science (master’s)                 COMP    MS       s       s s s   M.S. deadline: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1.                        3   s

Computational Techniques and Applications        CTA     CERT             s s s   Undergraduate degree and transcripts required.

Computer Engineering                             CPE     MS       †       s s s   †The GRE is required for applicants who have a B.S. 3              s
                                                                                  from a non-U.S. university. For all other applicants, the
                                                                                  GRE represents valuable support for admissions.

Computer Science (doctoral)                      CS      PHD      † s     s s s   †The GRE Subject Exam in computer science is                   3 s s
                                                                                  required. While the GRE General Exam is not required,
Computer Science (master’s)                      CS      MS       s       s s s   it represents valuable support for admissions decisions.       3 s s
Concentrations: Artificial Intelligence, Image
Processing/Graphics, Networks,
Parallel/Distributed Systems,
Software Engineering Systems




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Program                                           Major       Degree                           Remarks

Computer Science (continued)
Computer Networking                               CNET        CERT         s      s s s    Application requirements are the same as for the M.S.
                                                                                           in Computer Science.

Conflict Analysis and Resolution (master’s) CONF              MS                  s        Priority deadline: 2/15. Final deadline: 3/1. All       3
                                                                                           application requirements and fees must be received
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (doctoral)   1
                                                  CONF        PHD                 s        by the final deadline to be considered for fall 2004.   3
Location: 4260 Chain Bridge Rd.                                                            Late applications will be considered on a space-
Fairfax, VA                                                                                available basis only. Due to the additional
                                                                                           requirements of international applicants, it is highly
                                                                                           recommended that applications are submitted by
                                                                                           2/1 to allow for additional processing time.
                                                                                           1
                                                                                            Writing sample required.
                                                                                           The GRE is no longer required. A $200 deposit
                                                                                           required for students accepting the offer of admission.

Creative Writing                                                                           See English

Cultural Studies (doctoral)                       CULT        PHD          s      s        Postmaster’s program. A few outstanding candidates may       3
                                                                                           apply simultaneously for an M.A. in one of six departments
                                                                                           in the College of Arts and Sciences with the Ph.D. in
                                                                                           Cultural Studies. Fall application and fellowship/
                                                                                           assistantship deadline, 1/15. Writing sample and goals
                                                                                           statement required. Late application considered on a
                                                                                           space-available basis.

Dance                                             DANC        MFA                 s s      Must audition, submit performance history/resume, 3                s
                                                                                           and 10-minute VHS video demonstrating performance
                                                                                           and choreography. Submit video directly to Dance
                                                                                           Department, (703) 993-1114, web: dance.gmu.edu.

Earth Systems Science                             ESSC        MS           s †    s s s    †The GRE-SUB recommended if given in under-                  3     s
                                                                                           graduate major subject area. Fall deadline, 4/1;
                                                                                           spring deadline, 11/1

E-Commerce                                        ECOM        MS       †   †     † s s s   †The GRE, GMAT, or LSAT are required. For                    3 s s
                                                                                           detailed application information, see the How to
                                                                                           Apply section of ite.gmu.edu/msecomm.

Economics (master’s)1                             ECON        MA           s      s s      1
                                                                                            M.A. fall deadline, 5/1; M.A. spring deadline, 11/1.        2
Economics (doctoral) 2                            ECON        PHD          s      s        2
                                                                                            Fall admission deadline, 4/1; fellowship/assistantship      2
Economics Systems Design (certificate)            ECSD        CERT         s      s s      deadline, 2/1. Certificate application requirements          2
                                                                                           are the same as for the master’s program.

Education Programs                                                                         For program information, visit gse.gmu.edu or call
                                                                                           (703) 993-2010 unless otherwise listed. For state
                                                                                           teacher licensure programs, attend information
                                                                                           session; Praxis I test scores required.
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education PK-6 (full time)1 (SL)       ELFT-EFT MED                      s      1
                                                                                           Spring only: strict deadline, 9/1.                           3 s
Elementary Education PK-6 (part time)2 (SL)       ELPT-EPT MED                    s        2
                                                                                           Fall only: strict deadline, 2/1.                             3 s
Secondary Education 6-12 3 (SL)                             MED                   s s                                                                   3 s
  Biology Endorsement                             SEFT-BIOL MED
  Chemistry Endorsement                           SEFT-CHM MED
  Earth Science Endorsement                       SEFT-ESC MED
  English Endorsement                             SEFT-ENG MED
  History/Social Science Endorsement              SEFT-HSS MED
  Mathematics Endorsement                         SEFT-MAT MED
                                                                                           3
  Physics Endorsement                             SEFT-PHY MED                              Strict deadlines: spring, 10/1; fall, 3/1.
Secondary Education 6-12 3(SL)                    SELC      CERT                  s s      Competed or pending master’s degree required.                3
Career Switcher—Secondary Education 6-124                   MED                     s      Passing Praxis I and Praxis II scores required. Five         3 s
(SL)                                                                                       years career experience required. Endorsement
  Biology Endorsement                             SEFT-BIOL   MED                          requirements must be completed. Spring only;
                                                                                           4
  Chemistry Endorsement                           SEFT-CHM    MED                           Flexible deadlines.
  Earth Science Endorsement                       SEFT-ESC    MED
  English Endorsement                             SEFT-ENG    MED
  History/Social Science Endorsement              SEFT-HSS    MED
  Mathematics Endorsement                         SEFT-MAT    MED
  Physics Endorsement                             SEFT-PHY    MED
English as a Second Language PK-125,6 (SL)        CISL-ESL MED                    s s s    5
                                                                                           Oral and written proficiency test required.                  3
                                                                                           6
                                                                                           Deadlines: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1; summer, 3/1
                                     5,6
English as a Second Language PK-12 (SL)           ESLC     CERT                   s s s    Completed or pending master’s degree required.               3
Foreign Language or Latin PK-12 5,6 (SL)          CIFL-FLL MED                    s s s                                                                 3 s
Foreign Language or Latin PK-12 5,6 (SL)          FLNC     CERT                   s s s    Completed or pending master’s degree required.               3 s


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Program                                        Major      Degree                   Remarks
Education (continued)

Early Childhood Education
Unified Transformative Early Education Model   EDUT-UTM MED        s           Triple SL: Early Childhood PK-3, ESL PK-12 and                  3 s
(UTEEM) (Triple SL)                                                            Early Childhood Special Education 0-5 years.
                                                                               Full-time program. Fall only; flexible deadline.
Adult Education                                EDAE-AE MED         s s         Application deadlines: fall, 7/1; spring, 12/1. For             3
                                                                               other requirements, call (703) 993-3675.
Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning                                      Most emphases require three years of experience in
                                                                               educational setting. Application deadlines vary
                                                                               according to program choice.
           Alternative Education               ASTL-ALT   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Alternative Education7              ALTC       CERT     s   s   s   7
                                                                               Emphasis only.                                                  3   s
           Early Childhood Education           ASTL-ECE   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Early Childhood Education7          ECEC       CERT     s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Gifted Childhood Education          ASTL-GCE   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Gifted Childhood Education7         GCEC       CERT     s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           History Education                   ASTL-HIS   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           History Education 7                 HISC       CERT     s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Individualized Concentration        ASTL-ATL   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Instructional Technology            ASTL-INT   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Instructional Technology7           INTC       CERT     s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Literacy 8                          ASTL-LTY   MED              s   8
                                                                                Reading specialist SL available through Literacy               3   s
                                                                               emphasis. Summer only.
           Literacy 7,8                        LTYC       CERT             s   Summer only.                                                    3   s
           Mathematics Education               ASTL-MTH   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Mathematics Education7              MTHC       CERT     s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Science Education                   ASTL-SCI   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           Science Education7                  SCIC       CERT     s   s   s                                                                   3   s
           NBPTS Preparation Core              ALTC       CERT             s                                                                   3   s

Educational Psychology                     EDEP           MED      s s         Application deadlines: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1. Teacher         3
         Learning, Cognition and                                               Preparation track requires dual admission to one of
         Motivation Assessment, Evaluation                                     the following graduate licensure certificate programs:
          and Testing Teacher Preparation                                      SELC, FLLC, ESLC, ECLC, ELLC, SDLC, MRLC,
                                                                               or LEMC
Instructional Technology
                                                                               Instructional Technology cohort programs have strict
                                                                               deadlines: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1; summer,
                                                                               3/1. Noncohort programs have flexible application
                                                                               deadlines. Interview may be required. Refer to
                                                                               web site at it.gse.gmu.edu.
Assistive/Special Education Technology         TECH-AST   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3 s s
Assistive Technology                           ASTC       CERT     s   s   s
Instructional Design and Development           TECH-IDD   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3 s s
Multimedia Development                         MMDC       CERT     s   s   s
Integration of Technology in Schools           TECH-ITS   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3 s s
Integration of Technology in Schools           ITSC       CERT     s   s   s
Technology Innovations in Education            TECH-TIE   MED      s   s   s                                                                   3 s s

Multilingual/Multicultural Education           CIMM-MME MED        s s s       Application deadlines: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1; sum-            3       s
                                                                               mer, 3/1. For non-native speakers of English,
                                                                               oral and written proficiency test required prior to
                                                                               admission. Leads to MED and optional add-on
                                                                               ESL endorsement.
Multicultural Education–Fast Train PK-6 (SL)   EDFT-FT MED         s s s       Flexible application deadlines.                                 3
Multicultural Education–Fast Train ESL (SL)    CIMM    MED         s s s       Flexible application deadlines.                                 3

Education Leadership                                                           Application deadlines: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1.Teacher
                                                                               license and three years of teaching experience required
                                                                               for SL as administrator. Two recommendations must be
                                                                               from administrators.
Administration and Supervision (SL)            EDLE     MED        s s                                                                         3
Mathematics/Science Leadership                 EDSE-MSL MED        s           Fall only. For information on Mathematics Leadership, call      3
                                                                               (703) 993-2010.
Special Education                                                              Application deadlines: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1. Attend
                                                                               information session. For licensure and master’s,
                                                                               students must apply to both the applicable
                                                                               licensure certificate and master’s programs.
                                                                               (Praxis I scores required)
Special Education                              EDSE       MED      s s s                                                                       3
Applied Behavior Analysis9                     ABAC       CERT     s s s       9
                                                                                Application deadlines: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1, summer, 4/1.
                                                                               Training for practitioners in public or private settings.
Early Childhood Special Education (SL)         ECLC       CERT     s s s                                                                       3
Emotional Disturbances/Learning                ELLC       CERT     s s s                                                                       3
  Disabilities (SL)
Emotional Disturbances/Learning                LEMC       CERT     s s s                                                                       3
  Disabilities/Mental Retardation (SL)

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Program                                         Major      Degree                       Remarks

Education (continued)

Mental Retardation (SL)                         MRLC       CERT         s s s                                                                         3
Severe Disabilities (SL)                        SDLC       CERT         s s s                                                                         3

Counseling and Development                                                          Strict deadlines: fall, 2/1; spring, 10/1. 1,000 hours
                                                                                    paid/voluntary counseling-related experience required
                                                                                    (e.g., teaching, advising).
Community Agency Counseling                     CNDV-CA    MED          s   s                                                                         3   s
School Counseling SL                            CNDV-SC    MED          s   s                                                                         3   s
School Counseling Leadership                    LSCC       CERT         s   s                                                                         3   s
Post-Master’s Counseling Licensure              PCLC       CERT         s   s                                                                         3   s

New Professional Studies—Teaching               PSTT       MA                   s   Summer only. Deadline: 3/1. Contact department at         3 s
                                                                                    (703) 993-8320. Must be currently teaching K-12 and a
                                                                                    collegial team member in a school system contracting with
                                                                                    Institute for Educational Transformation at Prince
                                                                                    William Campus, Manassas, Va. Principal’s recommend-
                                                                                    ation required. Classes at Prince William and
                                                                                    Arlington Campuses.
Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion         EFHP       MS       s   s s s       Application deadlines: fall, 4/1; spring, 11/1; summer, 3/1.      3       s
                                                                                    Undergraduate courses in human anatomy, physiology,
                                                                                    and kinesiology required. GRE or MAT required. For
                                                                                    information, call (703) 993-2061.
Education                                       EDUC       PHD      s   s s         Fall and spring only. Strict deadlines: fall, 2/1; spring, 9/1.   3       s
                                                                                    Ph.D. information session. GRE Writing Assessment
                                                                                    also required. For information, call (703) 993-2011.

Electrical and Computer Engineering             ECE        PHD      †   s s s       †The GRE is required for applicants who have a B.S.               3       s
                                                                                    from a non-U.S. university. For all other applicants,
                                                                                    the GRE represents valuable support for admissions.

Electrical Engineering                          ELEN       MS       †   s   s   s                                                                     3       s
Communications and Networking                   CONE       CERT         s   s   s   For certificate programs, only undergraduate transcript
Signal Processing                               SIGP       CERT         s   s   s   showing B.A./B.S. required.
VLSI Design Manufacturing                       VLSI       CERT         s   s   s

English1                                                            †               1
                                                                                     1,000-word writing sample required for all English/M.A .
Literature                                      ENLT       MA           s s         programs. Literary analysis preferred.                      2
  Cultural Studies                              ENLT-CST   MA                       Application deadlines: fall, 3/15; spring, 10/15. Late
Professional Writing and Editing2               ENWE       MA                       applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
Professional Writing and Editing Certificate3   ENWE       CERT         s s         2
                                                                                     Two copies of a 10- to 15-page portfolio/nonfiction work.  2
                                                                                    3
Teaching of Writing and Literature              ENTW       MA                        Two copies of a 10- to 15-page portfolio/nonfiction work.
                                                                                    †GRE optional for all programs.

English Linguistics1                            ENLN       MA           s s         Application deadlines: fall, 3/15; spring, 10/15. Late            2
Teaching of English as a Second Language 4      TESL       CERT                     applications will be considered on a space-available              2
                                                                                    basis. 1,000-word writing sample required.
                                                                                    4
                                                                                     Those interested in earning the certificate along with
                                                                                    the M.A. in Linguistics may apply for the certificate
                                                                                    program (using the Secondary Program Application)
                                                                                    once enrolled in the graduate degree program.

Creative Writing5                               CW         MFA          s           5
                                                                                     1,000-word nonfiction writing sample (literary analysis        2
Concentrations: Poetry, Fiction, and                                                preferred), and portfolio of fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, as
 Nonfiction                                                                         appropriate (20 pp. poetry or up to 50 pp. fiction or
                                                                                    nonfiction). TA deadline, 1/2; application deadline, 1/2.
                                                                                    Late applications considered on a space-available basis.

Enterprise Engineering and Policy               ENTE       MS       †   s s         †While the GRE is not required, it represents                     2       s
                                                                                    valuable support for admissions decisions. Program
                                                                                    is offered jointly by the School of Information
                                                                                    Technology and Engineering and the School of
                                                                                    Public Policy.

Environmental Science and Public Policy         EVPP       PHD      s   s           Ph.D. deadline: fall, 2/15. GRE waived with a                     3       s
(doctoral) 1                                                                        master’s in an appropriate discipline.
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Please address research interest in goals statement.

Environmental Science and Policy                EVSP       MS       s   s s         M.S. deadlines: fall, 2/15; spring, 10/1.                         3       s
(master’s)1
  Concentrations:
  Environmental Management
  Environmental Science and Policy


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Program                                           Major   Degree                         Remarks

Environmental Science and Public Policy
(continued)
Environmental Management                          EVMG    CERT      s    s s         Certificate program has the same requirements            3     s
                                                                                     and deadlines as the master’s program.

Ethics                                                    CERT                       See Professional Ethics

Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion                                              See Education

Folklore                                                  MAIS                       See Interdisciplinary Studies

Foreign Languages (French/Spanish)                FRLN    MA             s s         Must have B.A. in French or Spanish.                     3     s
  Concentrations:
  One Language, Two Languages                                                        Goals statement written in the language in which
  Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education                                          the applicant feels most comfortable.

Geographic and Cartographic Sciences              GECA    MS        s    s s                                                                  3     s

Gerontology (certificate)                                                            See Health Science
Gerontology (master’s)                                                               Pending approval. Call (703) 993-1736 for information.

Health Science                                                                       Call (703) 993-1736 for information.
Track:
   Gerontology                                    GERO    MS             s   s s                                                              2     s
Certificates:
   Conflict Resolution for Health Professionals   CRHP    CERT       †   s s s                                                                2
   Gerontology                                    GERO    CERT       †   s s s                                                                2 s s
   International Health                           NUIN    CERT       †   s s s                                                                2

Health Systems Management                         HSMG    MS         †   s s s       †GRE required at the discretion of the department.       2     s
Concentrations:                                                                      Call (703) 993-1947 for more information.
   Assisted Living Administration
   Health Systems Management
   Health Information Systems Management
   Health Policy Analysis
Certificates:
  Assisted Living Administration                  ALA     CERT       †   s   s   s                                                            2
  Biostatistics                                           CERT       †   s   s   s                                                            2
  Health Information Systems Management           HISN    CERT       †   s   s   s   Deadline: fall, 7/15; spring, 12/15.
  Quality Improvement Outcomes                    QIOM    CERT       †   s   s   s                                                            2
   Management

History (master’s)1                               HIST    MA         †   s s         †Waived if B.A. is more than 10 years old or with a      2 s
                                                                                     graduate degree.
                                                                                     1
                                                                                      Assistantship deadline: 4/15. Rolling admission
                                                                                      throughout the year.
History (doctoral) 2                              HIST    PHD       s    s           2
                                                                                      GRE required. In addition to a statement of purpose     3 s
                                                                                     (goals statement), a writing sample is required,
                                                                                     preferably a history essay. Fellowship and
                                                                                     application deadline: 1/15. Late applications
                                                                                     considered on a space-available basis.

Information Security and Assurance                ISA     MS       s s   s s s       GRE or GMAT required unless the applicant (1) has         3 s s
                                                                                     an undergraduate degree in science or engineering
                                                                                     from a U.S. university and graduated with a GPA of
                                                                                     3.00 or better in the last 60 hours or (2) has a graduate
                                                                                     degree in science or engineering from a U.S. university.

Information Systems                               ISYS    MS       s s   s   s   s   GRE or GMAT required unless the applicant (1) has an 3 s s
Database Management                               DBM     CERT           s   s   s   undergraduate degree in science or engineering from      s s
E-Commerce                                        ECOM    CERT           s   s   s   a U.S. university and graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or     s s
Information Engineering                           INFE    CERT           s   s   s   better in the last 60 hours or (2) has a graduate degree s s
Information Systems Security                      ISS     CERT           s   s   s   in science or engineering from a U.S. university. For    s s
                                                                                     certificate programs, only departmental form, résumé,
                                                                                     and undergraduate transcript showing B.A./B.S.
                                                                                     required with 3.00 GPA in last 60 hours.

Information Technology (doctoral)                 IT      PHD        †   s s s       †The GRE is required for applicants whose most         3 s s
                                                  IT      ENGR       †   s s s       recent degree is from a non-U.S. university. For all   3 s s
                                                                                     other applicants, the GRE represents valuable support
                                                                                     for admissions decisions, although it is not required.



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Program                                     Major      Degree                          Remarks

Interdisciplinary Studies                                                          †GRE or MAT required depending on discipline area.
                                                                                   Refer to cas.gmu.edu/mais for specific test re-
Community College Teaching                  ISIN-CCT MAIS              †   s s     quirement. 1,000-word writing sample required.             3
 Discipline areas: Computer Science,
 English, Mathematics, Psychology,
 and TESL

Folklore1                                   ISIN-FLK MAIS          †   †   s s     1,000-word writing sample. While standardized tests        3    s
                                                                                   are not required, they provide valuable support for
                                                                                   admissions/funding decisions..
                                                                                   1
                                                                                    GRE or MAT required (LSAT or GMAT may be
                                                                                   substituted).
Individualized Studies1, 2                  ISIN       MAIS        s       s s     2
                                                                                    Resume encouraged for applicants with one or more         3 s s
                                                                                   years of work experience.
Liberal Studies: Culture, Ideas, Values 1   ISLS       MAIS                s s     750- to 1,000-word essay. Refer to catalog. While          3    s
                                                                                   standardized tests are not required, they do provide
                                                                                   valuable support for admission decisions. Resume
                                                                                   required if B.A./B.S. received more than five years ago.

Video-based Production1                     ISIN-VBP   MAIS        s       s s                                                                3    s
Women’s Studies   1, 2
                                            ISIN-WMS MAIS          †   †   s s     1,000-word writing sample. While standardized tests        3    s
                                                                                   are not required, they provide valuable support for
                                                                                   admissions/funding decisions.
Zoo and Aquarium Studies1, 2                ISIN-ZAL   MAIS        †   †   s s                                                                3    s



Linguistics                                                                        See English

Mathematics                                 MATH       MS          †   †   s s     †Recommended.                                              3
Emphasis in Computational and Applied                                              Rolling admission. Applications submitted after the
Mathematics available in addition to                                               deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
standard mathematics curriculum                                                    Actuarial courses offered at Arlington Campus.
Actuarial Mathematics                       ACTM       CERT        †   †   s s     Certificate requirements the same as for the M.S.          3

Music                                       MUSI       MM                  s s s   Rolling admission. B.M. or B.A. in Music expected for 2
Majors: Composition, Conducting,                                                   the M.M. program. If undergraduate degree is in a dis-
   Music Education, Performance (Single                                            cipline other than music, the student must have taken
   or Multiple Instruments)                                                        courses equaling the Mason B.A. music requirements
Orff Schulwerk Certification                                                       (minus the art of teaching sequence).
                                                                                   Major requirements: Performance (single or multiple
                                                                                   instruments): Audition; Conducting: Audition;
                                                                                   Composition: Submission of a portfolio of compositions;
                                                                                   Music Education: Submission of a paper on the applicant’s
                                                                                   philosophy of music education.
                                                                                   Major documents to be submitted directly to the
                                                                                   Department of Music; all other admissions documents
                                                                                   submitted directly to Graduate Admissions. Teacher
                                                                                   licensure is not offered at the graduate level in music.

New Professional Studies (master’s)
Organizational Learning                                                            See   Public Policy
Peace Operations                                                                   See   Public Policy
Public Policy                                                                      See   Public Policy
Teaching                                                                           See   Education
Transportation Policy, Operations, and
 Logistics                                                                         See Public Policy

Nursing (master’s)                                                                 Copy of nursing license (not required of international
General—undeclared nursing major            NURS       MSN         †       s s s   students).                                                 2
Concentrations: Nursing Administration      NUAD       MSN         †       s s s   1
                                                                                    Must have either an M.S. in Nursing or a B.S. in          2
  Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care           NUNP       MSN         †       s s s   Nursing and a master’s in another discipline.              2
                                                                                   2
  Adult, Gerontological, or Family                                                  Must have nursing graduate degree status or               2
  Advanced Clinical                         NUAC       MSN         †       s s s   an M.S. in Nursing for the certificate program.
                                                                                   3
  Chronic Care, Oncology, or Gerontology                                            MAT required.
                                                                                   †At the discretion of the department.
                                                                                   General deadline: fall, 7/15; spring, 12/1.
Certificates:                                                                      NUNP deadline: fall 4/15; spring 11/15.
Nursing Administration1                     NUAD       CERT        †       s s s                                                              2
Nursing Education2                          NUED       CERT        †       s s s                                                              2
M.S.N./M.B.A.                               NUBU       MSN/MBA s           s s     Must have undergraduate degree in nursing and active       2    s
                                                                                   nursing license. Algebra, statistics, and calculus
                                                                                   prerequisites. Deadline: fall 4/1, spring, 11/1.



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Program                                         Major      Degree                             Remarks

Nursing (doctoral)3                             NURS       PHD                   s       3.25 GPA in master’s program, one year of work          3
                                                                                         experience as an RN, MAT, and copy of nursing license.
                                                                                         Fall deadline: 3/1.Interview required. International
                                                                                         students must present evidence of professional standing
                                                                                         in native country and results of TOEFL exam.
                                                                                         All students may begin classes the summer prior to
                                                                                         the fall term admitted.

Operations Research (master’s)1                 ORMS       MS           †        s s s   1
                                                                                          The GRE is required for applicants who have a B.S.             3     s
                                                                                         from a non-U.S. university. For all other applicants, the
                                                                                         GRE represents valuable support for admission decisions.
Certificates
 Computational Modeling 2                       CCM        CERT                  s s s   2
                                                                                             Same requirements as the M.S.
 Discovery, Design, and Innovation              DDI        CERT
 Military Operations Research2                  MOR        CERT

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Liberal Studies                                            MAIS                          See Interdisciplinary Studies

Physics                                         PHAE       MS               †    s s     †GRE Subject recommended if B.A./B.S. was earned with-          3
Emphasis: Applied or Engineering                                                         in the past five years. If more than five years, substitute a
                                                                                         résumé/statement of work experience. B.S. in Physics
                                                                                         or related field, or extensive undergraduate course work in
                                                                                         physics required. Physics Ph.D. track available in
                                                                                         Computational Sciences and Informatics (see School of
                                                                                         Computational Sciences).

Political Science                               POS        MA           †        s s     †GRE, GMAT, or LSAT required. May petition the                3       s
                                                                                         admissions committee by letter to waive exam if student
                                                                                         has a master’s degree or an undergraduate cumulative
                                                                                         GPA of 3.40 or above from U.S. institutions. TA/RA fall
                                                                                         deadline: 3/15; fall deadline: 4/15; spring deadline: 11/1.
                                                                                         Rolling admissions. Late applications will be considered on a
                                                                                         space-available basis.

Professional Ethics (certificate)               PETH       CERT         †        s s     †GRE optional. Rolling admissions. Late applicants              3     s
                                                                                         considered on a space-available basis. Using the
                                                                                         Secondary Program Application, admitted master’s
                                                                                         and doctoral students should apply to the Professional
                                                                                         Ethics certificate program in their first semester of
                                                                                         study. Contact the department at (703) 993-1290
                                                                                         for advising.

Psychology (master’s)                                      MA           s †      s       †GRE-SUB optional.                                              3 s †
Concentrations:
  Applied Developmental 1                       PSYC-APD
  Biopsychology1                                PSYC-BP                                  1
                                                                                          Fall MA application deadline: 2/1.
  Human Factors/Applied Cognition2              PSYC-HF                                  2
                                                                                          Deadline 3/15; late applications considered on a space-
  Industrial/Organizational2                    PSYC-IO                                  available basis.
  School Psychology1                            PSYC-SCH

Certificate
Advanced Graduate Studies in                    ASP        CERT         s        s       Application for certificate without concurrent applica-      3 s †
School Psychology (CAGS)                                                                 tion for school M.A. is available only to applicants with an
                                                                                         M.A. in School Psychology or an allied discipline.
                                                                                         GRE waived for CAGS applicants who have prior M.A./M.S.
                                                                                         degree.
Psychology (doctoral)3                                     PHD          s        s       3
                                                                                             Fall Ph.D. application deadline: 1/1. Writing sample optional. 3 s †
Concentrations
                                                                                         4
  Applied Developmental                         PSYC-ADP                    †             Deadline 1/1; late applications considered on a space-
  Biopsychology                                 PSYC-BP                     †            available basis.
  Clinical                                      PSYC-CLN                    s
  Human Factors/Applied Cognition4              PSYC-HF                     †            †GRE-SUB
  Industrial/Organizational                     PSYC-IO                     †            †Resumes optional for all programs.

Public Administration (master’s)                PUAD       MPA      †   †       † s s    †One of these exams.                                         3        s
Concentrations: Administration of Justice,                                               May petition the admissions committee by letter to
Environmental Science and Public Policy,                                                 waive exam if student has a master’s degree
Health Policy and Administration, Human                                                  or an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.30 or above from
Resources Management, Information Policy                                                 U.S. institutions. All applicants interested in departmental
and Administration, International Management,                                            aid must take GRE. Late applications will be considered
Nonprofit Management, Policy Studies,                                                    on a space-available basis.
Public and Nonprofit Finance, Public
Management, State and Local Government                                                   Note: Undergraduate statistics class required.




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Program                                       Major    Degree                           Remarks

Public Administration (continued)
Certificates
 Administration of Justice                    ADJ      CERT     † †     †   s   s   Certificate application requirements are the same as        3     s
 Association Management                       AM       CERT     † †     †   s   s   for the M.P.A.
 Information Policy and Administration        IPA      CERT     † †     †   s   s
 Nonprofit Management                         NPMG     CERT     † †     †   s   s

Combined M.P.A./Ph.D. in Public Policy        PUAD/PUBP- MPA/PHD † s    † s s       Contact the School of Public Policy to receive program 3          s
                                              CMD                                   requirements and application procedures:
                                                                                    (703) 993-8099 or spp@gmu.edu. GRE must have
                                                                                    been taken in the past five years.
                                                                                    †GMAT/LSAT may be substituted for GRE.

Public Policy (doctoral) 1                    PUBP     PHD      † s     † s s       1
                                                                                     Fellowship/assistantship application deadline, 4/1;         2    s
                                                                                    fall, 5/1; spring, 11/1. International applicants: 600 TOEFL
                                                                                    (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) exam score.
                                                                                    GRE must have been taken in the past five years.
                                                                                    †GMAT/LSAT may be substituted for GRE.
Public Policy (master’s) 2                    PUBP     MPP      †   †   † s s       2
                                                                                     Priority application deadline: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1.    2     s
                                                                                    Late applications considered if space available.
                                                                                    †GRE/GMAT optional.
  Certificates2
  Collaboration and Learning in Policy        CLPO     CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
     Organizations
  Culture and Values in Social Policy         CVSP     CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
  Governance Systems and Policy
     Management                               GSPM     CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
  International E-Commerce and                IEPT     CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
     Telecom Policy
  International Governance and Institutions   TBD      CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
  National Security and Public Policy         TBD      CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
  Organizational Informatics in the Policy    OIPE     CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
     Enterprise
  Regional Economic Development and           REDT     CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
     Technology Policy
  Science and Technology Policy               STP      CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
  Transportation Policy, Operations,
     and Logistics                            TLP      CERT                 s s                                                                 2     s
International Commerce and Policy3            ICP      MA       †   †       s s     3
                                                                                     Priority application deadline: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1.    2     s
                                                                                     Late applicants considered if space available.
                                                                                    †GRE/GMAT optional.
  Certificates3
  Global Trade Management                     GTM      CERT                 s   s                                                               2     s
  International Business Planning             IBP      CERT                 s   s                                                               2     s
  International Market Analysis               IMA      CERT                 s   s                                                               2     s
  Managing International Commerce             MIC      CERT                 s   s                                                               2     s
  Regional Trade Policy and Planning          RTP      CERT                 s   s                                                               2     s
   Science, Technology, and Global Economy    STGE     CERT                 s   s                                                               2     s

Transportation Policy, Operations,            TPOL     MA       † †         s s     4
                                                                                     Priority application deadlines: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1.   2     s
and Logistics4                                                                      Late applications considered if space available.
                                                                                    †GRE/GMAT optional.
New Professional Studies:
Knowledge Management5                         PSKM     MA       †   †       s s     5
                                                                                     Priority application deadlines: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1.   2     s
                                                                                    Late applicants considered if space available.
                                                                                    †GRE/GMAT optional. Applicant must possess a
                                                                                    certificate from NDU. Contact department prior to
                                                                                    applying. (703) 993-1142.
  Certificate:
  Knowledge Management5                       TBD      CERT     †   †       s s     6
                                                                                     Priority application deadlines: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1.   2     s
                                                                                    Late applicants considered if space available.
                                                                                    †GRE/GMAT optional.
New Professional Studies:
Organizational Learning7                      PSOL     MS       †   †       s s     7
                                                                                     Priority application deadlines: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1. 2       s
                                                                                    Late applicants considered if space available.
                                                                                    †GRE/GMAT optional.
                                                                                    Minimum of five years’ relevant work experience desired.
                                                                                    Contact department prior to applying. (703) 993-1142
New Professional Studies:
Peace Operations8                             PSPO     MS       †   †       s s     8
                                                                                     Priority application deadlines: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1.   2     s
                                                                                    Late applications considered if space available.
                                                                                    †GRE/GMAT optional.
Enterprise Engineering and Policy 9           ENTE     MS       †   †       s s     9
                                                                                     Program offered jointly by the School of Information       2     s
                                                                                    Technology and Engineering and School of Public Policy.
                                                                                    Priority application deadlines: fall, 6/1; spring, 12/1.

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Program                                         Major   Degree                Remarks
Public Policy (continued)                                                    Late applications considered if space available.
                                                                             †GRE/GMAT optional.

Social Work                                     SOCW    MSW          s       Contact the department for departmental form. Applicants 3 s s
                                                                             with a B.S.W. may be considered for advance standing with
                                                                             course work required the summer preceding the initial
                                                                             fall semester. Application deadline: 2/1.

Sociology                                       SOCI    MA       s   s s     Writing sample encouraged.                                3

Software Engineering                            SSE     MS       s   s s s   GRE required unless the applicant (1) has an under-       3 s s
Software Engineering Certificate                SFTE    CERT         s s s   graduate degree in science or engineering from a U.S.       s s
Web-based Software Engineering                  WBSE    CERT                 university and graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or better in
                                                                             the last 60 hours or (2) has a graduate degree in
                                                                             science or engineering from a U.S. university. For
                                                                             certificate programs, only departmental form,
                                                                             résumé and undergraduate transcript showing
                                                                             B.A./B.S. required with 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours.

Statistical Science (master’s)                  STAT    MS       †   s s s   †While the GRE is not required, it represents valuable 3      s
                                                                             support for admission decisions.
                                                                             The GRE is strongly recommended for GTA and GRA


Federal Statistics Certificate                  FSS     CERT         s s s   For certificate program, only undergraduate transcript    1
                                                                             showing B.A./B.S. and one recommendation required.

Systems Engineering                             SYST    MS       †   s s s   †The GRE is required for applicants who have a B.S.       3   s
                                                                             from a non-U.S. university. For all other applicants, the
                                                                             GRE represents valuable support for admission decisions.
Command, Control, Comm., & Intelligence (C3I)   CCCI    CERT         s s s   For certificate programs, only undergraduate transcript   1
Computer, Information, and Software-            SiCi    CERT         s s s   showing B.A./B.S. and one recommendation required.        1
 Intensive Systems

Telecommunications                              TELE    MA       †   s s s   500-word essay on a recent critical issue in the          3   s
                                                                             telecommunications industry. Interview scheduled once
                                                                             application is accepted; rolling admissions.
                                                                             Call (703) 993-1314.
International Telecommunications                TELI    CERT         s s     Certificate programs have the same requirements and       3   s
Telecommunications Management,                  TELM    CERT         s s     deadlines as the master’s program.                        3   s
 Organization, and Policy
Telecommunications Production Theory and        TELP    CERT         s s                                                               3   s
 Practice

Telecommunications                              TCOM    MS       †   s s s   †While GRE is not required, it represents valuable        3
                                                                             support for admissions decisions.
Network Technologies and Applications           NETT    CERT         s s s   For certificate programs, only undergraduate transcript
Wireless Communications                         WIRE    CERT         s s s   showing B.A./B.S. required.
Telecommunications Systems Modeling             TESM    CERT         s s s

Video-Based Production                                  MAIS                 See Interdisciplinary Studies
Women’s Studies (certificate)                   WMST    CERT     †   s s     †GRE optional. Rolling admissions. Using the           3      s
                                                                             Secondary Program Application, admitted master’s and
                                                                             doctoral students should apply to the Women’s Studies
                                                                             certificate program, in their first semester of study.
                                                                             Contact department at (703) 993-1296 for advising.
Women’s Studies (master’s)                              MAIS                 See Interdisciplinary Studies
Zoo and Aquarium Studies                                MAIS                 See Interdisciplinary Studies




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