Sociology of Globalization Concentration

Become a Mason Graduate Student

All applicants for graduate study at George Mason University must meet the admission standards specified in the Admission chapter of the University Catalog.

You are responsible for submitting all required application materials by the posted deadline. Review your program's Admissions Requirements and Deadlines before you begin your application. You can also visit our Grad Admissions page for helpful hints on how best to prepare your transcripts and other Admissions materials.

Step 1: Complete and submit the online Graduate Admissions application. George Mason University requires all graduate applicants to upload all possible required supplementary materials, such as unofficial transcripts, goals statement and writing sample, at the same time you submit your application. Online applications require a non-refundable $75 application processing fee.

Step 2: Within a few days of submitting your online application, you will receive an email with your Mason G number (G#). This is a tracking number provided to all applicants that allows us to match your supporting documentation to your completed application.

Step 3: Check your application status and requirements checklist in your application portal. Initial processing takes 3 to 5 business days from the date of submission. You can use your application log-in and password to access your information throughout the application process. Graduate Admissions may send updates or notify you of issues with your application through your admissions portal, so it is best to log in periodically to monitor your application status.

Step 4: For newly admitted students, refer to the CHSS New Graduate Student webpage for tips on confirming enrollment, submitting official transcripts, registering for class and more.

The fall graduate degree seeking application opens September 15.

Additional Information

The goals statement should be from 500 to 700 words and describe the applicant's research interests.

The GRE will be waived due to ongoing issues related to the pandemic though applicants are welcome to submit scores if you think they will strengthen your application.

The writing sample should be academic such as a master's thesis, senior undergraduate thesis, a full-length research paper, a scholarly essay, or another sample of at least 20 pages that reflects the quality of the applicant's scholarship.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for fall semester only. Application review will begin on January 15. 

Applications for Fall 2024 will be accepted until June 1, 2024. Applications received by January 15, 2024 will be considered for GTA/GRA positions. Applications missing supplementary materials after June 1 will be considered until July 1, 2024.

For full consideration, it is recommended that internationally-educated students apply no later than November 15 as there are additional requirements to complete a graduate studies application:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact us with questions



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