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About

The certificate in Science, Technology, and Security at George Mason University  provides an introduction to the intersection of science and security, covering topics such as the technology of CBRN weapons, proliferation, technical countermeasures, and the role of science and technology in the policy-making process.

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Overview

About the course

The Schar School of Policy and Government offers certificate programs in conjunction with its master's programs. Students already pursuing a master's degree in the school may, in most cases, after admission to a certificate program, earn an additional six credits (two courses) in Schar to receive a certificate in addition to the master's degree.

The certificate in Science, Technology, and Security at George Mason University may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Policy and Security   
  •  National Security Technology and Policy
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases I: Bacteria and Toxins   
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases II: Viral Agents   
  • Nonproliferation and Arms Control   
  • Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

15 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates for admission to the graduate certificate programs at the Schar School must have a conferred bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred.

Additional applicant requirements:

  • Graduate application and fee
  • 750-1,000-word written statement of your goals and interest in the program
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous institutions attended in the U.S. For international institutions, transcripts may be unofficial but should include cumulative transcripts, degree certificate, individual semester marksheets (if applicable), and diploma (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation should be from an individual who is qualified to attest to the candidate’s academic potential.
  • Additional requirements for applicants with international credentials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22965 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit
  • National

    22965 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit
  • In-State

    11145 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 743 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.

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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