12 months
1431 USD/credit 47223 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 47223 USD/year
543 USD/credit 17919 USD/year
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This Environmental Science and Policy program at George Mason University meets the increasing need for trained environmental professionals who can address the problems of land and water management, land use and urbanization, wetland loss, microbial ecology, bioremediation, conservation biology, and ecosystem preservation. 

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These professionals will also contribute to the analysis and resolution of global problems such as deforestation, insufficient world food supplies, population growth, planetary health, and global climate change/warming. 

We offer a master  Environmental Science and Policy program at George Mason University . Areas of specific departmental focus include ecosystems, conservation, environmental biocomplexity, molecular ecology, sustainability science, environmental policy and management, and human/environmental interactions.

Key Features 

  • Environmental problems are defined in the real world and do not necessarily conform to traditional academic disciplines. 
  • As such, solutions require creative combinations of diverse interests and subjects. 
  • Effective training requires rigorous, problem-focused transdisciplinary action in a setting in which research is an essential element supporting instruction.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Conservation Biology   
  • Fundamentals of Ecology   
  • Population Ecology
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Environmental Scientists
  • Multivariate Data Analysis for Ecology and Environmental Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed George Mason University George Mason University Admissions Application.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a former professor or, if not available, from someone with a PhD.
  • The GRE is required.
  • Statement of interest indicating: Desired concentration, potential areas of environmental focus/research interest, interactions with potential faculty advisors, and career goals.
  • Contact a potential George Mason faculty advisor (appropriate for research interests). An endorsement letter from the potential advisor must be sent to the Department of Environmental Science and Policy's graduate office; the availability of an advisor in the student's area of interest is a prerequisite for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47223 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47223 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17919 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 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.


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