Interdisciplinary Studies - Computational Social Science, M.A. | George Mason University | Fairfax, United States
12 months
Duration
1412 USD/credit 50832 USD/year
1412 USD/credit 50832 USD/year
524 USD/credit 18864 USD/year
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About

Interdisciplinary Studies - Computational Social Science at George Mason University is an interdisciplinary field in which social science questions are investigated with modern computational tools.

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Overview

Interdisciplinary Studies - Computational Social Science at George Mason University was the first CSS MA in the world and continues to advance the study of social science through computational methods (e.g., agent-based modeling, social network analysis, and big data). 

The greatest strength of the Computational Social Science (CSS) at George Mason University lies in its ability to foster and promote interdisciplinary research that crosses traditional domain boundaries. Students use computationally intensive methods to solve current problems.

Who's in the Program 

  • Students range from recent college graduates to mid-career professionals. 
  • The CSS program is for students who seek a master's degree that integrates knowledge from several disciplines. 
  • While some computer knowledge is useful, students in the CSS program are not expected to be programmers. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Object-Oriented Modeling in Social Science
  • Agent-based Modeling and Simulation
  • Origins of Social Complexity
  • Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences
  • Spatial Agent-Based Models of Human-Environment Interactions
  • Social Network Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center. 
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree submitted using the application portal from all universities attended.

  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    50832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

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