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All applicants for graduate study at George Mason University must meet the admission standards specified in the Admission chapter of the University Catalog.
Applicants to the MA in philosophy must submit
Please Note: Submit your online application after uploading all of the requirements above. After your application is submitted and reviewed, you will receive instructions on how to submit the following required item:
Applicants with international academic credentials should:
NOTE: Applicants may supply an official international transcript evaluation from an independent evaluation agency approved by NACES or AACRAO. The WES-ICAP evaluation service includes verified academic credentials as part of the evaluation package. If you prefer to have Mason evaluate your international transcripts, you should apply 45 days before the posted deadline date.
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For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 993-9700.
GRE scores are optional. GRE scores are recommended for those students planning to go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy.
Applicants to the MA with a focus in traditional and contemporary philosophy and the concentration in philosophy and cultural theory whose records are otherwise strong but who have not completed at least one undergraduate course in each of three core areas (logic, ancient philosophy, and modern philosophy) are expected to complete these courses before a final admission decision can be made.
Applicants to the concentration in ethics and public affairs whose records are otherwise strong but who have not completed at least one undergraduate course in each of two core areas (logic and either ancient or modern philosophy) are expected to complete these courses before a final admission decision can be made.
Upon completion of this course work, the program will re-open the application for admission at the applicant’s request. If the course work is completed within the next academic year, the application for admission will be re-opened without requiring an additional application fee.
Fall Deadline: March 01
Spring Deadline: November 01
All applicants are strongly advised to submit applications and all supporting documents by the program's posted deadline date.