12 months
Duration
1487 USD/credit 53532 USD/year
1487 USD/credit 53532 USD/year
599 USD/credit 21564 USD/year
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About

This Individualized Studies concentration at George Mason University is your opportunity to design an interdisciplinary graduate program to develop expertise spanning multiple areas to meet the distinctive needs of your educational and professional goals.

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Overview

By crafting a degree path, in conjunction with a graduate advisor, you are able to leverage the courses and faculty strength of the entire university. In our innovation-based economy, an interdisciplinary mindset can be highly prized.

This Individualized Studies concentration at George Mason University is not for everyone. The curriculum pursued should reflect a detailed plan of study that makes intellectual sense and that cannot be completed within available degree programs at the university.

Key Features 

  • Rather, it should reflect a detailed plan of study that makes intellectual sense and that could not otherwise be completed within the already available degree programs at the university. 
  • Additionally, applicants to the individualized studies concentration must acquire the support of a graduate faculty member prior to applying to the program.

Programme Structure

  • This concentration is for students who wish to design a graduate program to meet the special needs of their careers and life plans
  • Students usually choose this option because traditional graduate programs do not meet their specific goals. 
  • Students, with help from their faculty advisor, design a unique program of study that includes courses from several academic departments.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A goals statement. The goals statement essay should express what the applicant hopes to achieve academically and/or professionally by doing an individualized degree at George Mason University and discussion of why other, relevant Mason master's programs are insufficient to achieve the applicant’s educational and professional goals.

  • A degree plan appended to the goals statement. The degree plan should be devised in accordance with the Individualized Studies degree requirements in the University catalog and in consultation with the applicant’s proposed faculty advisor.

  • A letter of support from the applicant’s proposed faculty advisor.

  • Additional letter of recommendation. 

  • A writing sample. The writing sample should be a formal piece of writing that demonstrates the applicant's ability to write and conduct research at the graduate level, use evidence to make an argument, cite sources, and engage in scholarly analysis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53532 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1487 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    53532 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1487 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    21564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 599 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.

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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