1431 USD/credit 21465 USD/full
1431 USD/credit 21465 USD/full
543 USD/credit 8145 USD/full
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This Science Communication certificate at George Mason University, designed for graduate students and professionals with or without a communication background, explores how science communication research informs best practices within diverse, applied settings (and vice-versa).

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About the course

 Spanning the intersection of research and practice, graduates strengthen science communication efforts geared toward various audiences and support effective science-related decision making within academic, government, and non-profit sectors, among others.  

This Science Communication certificate at George Mason University may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Risk Communication   
  • Controversies in Science Communication   
  • Science and the Public   
  • Analysis and Criticism of Science Journalism   
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Communication Campaigns   
  • Communication Internship   
  • Crisis Communication

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


15 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

    21465 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • National

    21465 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • In-State

    8145 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit

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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