Astronomy, B.Sc. | George Mason University | Fairfax, United States
48 months
Duration
32970 USD/year
32970 USD/year
9510 USD/year
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About

This Astronomy program at George Mason University prepares students for graduate school, a career in research or teaching, or employment in industry, business, or education fields where analytical skills and a scientific background are advantageous. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Students who are considering a double major should talk to the undergraduate coordinator.

Key Features 

  • The Department of Physics and Astronomy from George Mason University is dedicated to the dissemination and advancement of physics and astronomy through instruction, research, and outreach.
  • The department provides rigorous training for physics and astronomy students and prepares them to be successful, confident, and versatile in their ability to apply physics and astronomy principles within any chosen field. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Computer Simulation in Astronomy
  • Methods of Observational Astronomy
  • Analytical Methods of Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Modern Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

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.

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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