Biodefense, M.Sc. | George Mason University | Fairfax, United States
12 months
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1531 USD/credit 45930 USD/year
1531 USD/credit 45930 USD/year
743 USD/credit 22290 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Biodefense at George Mason University prepares students to become the next generation of biodefense and biosecurity professionals and scholars. 

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Overview

This Biodefense program from George Mason University provides students with a foundation in microbiology and biotechnology combined with a broader security and organizational context.

Key Features 

  • The Schar School of Policy and Government prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders who advance the public good in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. 
  • Through research and education in policy, government, and international affairs, Schar allows Mason to more effectively serve the region, Commonwealth, nation, and world.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases I: Bacteria and Toxins
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases II: Viral Agents
  • Biodefense Strategy
  • Global Health Security Policy
  • Health Security Preparedness
  • The Scientific Method and Research Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Domestic Applications for Fall 2021 are accepted on a space-available basis. 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have earned or will earn* a minimum of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a US institution of higher education accredited by one of the organizations found here, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-US institution.
  • You must have earned a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale or better in your baccalaureate study. The GPA requirement can be higher for individual graduate programs.
  • If you are an applicant with domestic educational credentials (inside the United States): you may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts on the online application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    45930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 743 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Financing

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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