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Graduate Applications Overview

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Professors Lum, Johnson and Mastrofski at the Mason Graduate Programs Showcase

Overview of the Graduate Admissions Process

To start the graduate admissions process, please submit an online application to the Mason Office of Graduate Admissions (OGA) through the link below. As part of that process, you will be asked to provide the contact information for your references (two required for master's applicants and three required for doctoral applicants).

After your initial submission, you will receive an email from OGA providing instructions on how to upload your required supplemental materials, including: (1) unofficial transcripts from previous institutions; (2) a Goals Statement; (3) a Resume or CV; (4) a writing sample; and (5) Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores from tests taken within 5 years of the application date, regardless of prior degrees earned or GPA.  (Additional materials may be required from international students.)  The details of this process can be found on the Mason Office of Graduate Admissions website. Please address any inquiries about the graduate application process to either the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Admissions Office or to the Mason Office of Graduate Admissions Office:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Admissions

703-993-2409 or chssgrad@gmu.edu

Mason Office of Graduate Admissions

703-993-9700 or masongrad@gmu.edu                                                   

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