48 months
32970 USD/year
32970 USD/year
9510 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at George Mason University prepares students to engage with today's most complex and multifaceted social problems -- climate change, global justice, economic development, institutional racism, globalization -- spanning the traditional concerns of Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics.

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George Mason University 's Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program is the first in the Washington DC Area and it fuses our faculty strengths with the uniqued opportunities afforded by the Capital area and our international partnerships.

Key Features 

  • PPE students at Mason follow a sequence of courses that moves from foundational courses, to advanced, specialized seminars, and culminate in a capstone seminar. In addition to completing a major in a traditional field, PPE students develop advanced interdisciplinary skills. 
  • We strongly encourage PPE students to study abroad (JS Mill Scholars Program) and provide a robust array of extra-curricular events to engage students with faculty (the southside group) and distinguished guest lecturers (the Roger Wilkins Lectures).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Topics in Social and Political Philosophy   
  • Current Issues in Economic Policy   
  • Game Theory and Economics of Institutions, or Public Choice, or Law and Economics, or Austrian Economics
  • Philosophy of Law, or Ethics and Economics  
  •  Constitutional Interpretation   
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Modern or Contemporary Political Theory  
  •  Classical Political Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application and application fee. Mason accepts the Common Application and George Mason University’s Undergraduate Application for Admission. 
  • Certified official, original transcripts from all secondary schools as well as official results from any leaving certificates or university entrance exams taken. A certified English translation must be submitted for any documents not already in English.
  • Official scores from SAT or ACT. International students have the option to submit SAT or ACT scores with your application or apply Score Optional.
  • Secondary School Report (PDF) and counselor recommendations. We suggest sending two (2) letters of recommendation, one from a high school counselor and one from a teacher. 
  • An optional, but strongly encouraged Personal Statement or Essay of approximately 250 words explaining to the Office of Admissions why YOU want to attend university study.
  • Resume for any applicant with gaps in enrollment.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    32970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16485 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    32970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16485 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4755 USD per semester during 48 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.


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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