In order to gain admission to a College of Public Health undergraduate program, including the BS in Community Health, students must apply to the university. Learn more about applying to George Mason as an international undergraduate student on the university admissions webpage.
Faculty in the Department of Global and Community Health welcome international applicants to our graduate programs, including the PhD in Public Health, the Master of Science in Global Health, the Master of Public Health, and the Certificate in Public Health. Applications to these programs are submitted via SOPHAS.
For admissions information on master’s level programs, please visit the Department of Global and Community Health’s graduate admissions webpage. For admissions information the PhD program, please visit the PhD admissions webpage.
In addition to the general application requirements by program, international applicants must also provide:
- World Education Services (WES) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada. Send directly to SOPHAS.
- English proficiency test scores (depending on country). Learn more about the English Proficiency Requirements of the university.
- TOEFL: send scores to SOPHAS using code 5688 (minimum score: 88, with at least 20 in each subsection)
- IELTS: send scores directly to George Mason University using code 5827 (minimum score: 7.0 total band score, with a minimum of 6.5 in each subsection)
Common International Graduate Admissions Questions
When applying to the graduate programs offered by the Department of Global and Community Health in SOPHAS, you must include:
- Official U.S./Canadian transcripts from ALL schools attended.
- Statement of Purpose and Objectives.
- Two letters of recommendation, or three letters if applying to the PhD program.
- World Education Services (WES) ICAP course-by-course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside of the U.S. and English-speaking Canada.
- English proficiency test scores.
No graduate programs in the Department of Global and Community Health, including any the PhD in Public Health and any MPH concentration, are considered STEM. The CIP code for the MPH program is 51.2201, which is not designated as STEM.
The Office of International Programs and Services assists international applicants and students with visa information. This office also provides support to international students once they arrive at Mason.
There is no special funding for international students in the Department of Global and Community Health.
Funding at the master’s level is very limited. The Department of Global and Community Health receives a limited number of Graduate Research Assistantships each year for Master's students. The GRA application comes out in late spring and is sent to all current and admitted students.
Exceptional applicants, including international applicants, are offered funding that provides for tuition and living expenses. Funding is limited and competitive. Strong applicants are automatically considered for a graduate research assistantship, which provides tuition waivers, health insurance, and a stipend in exchange for up to 20 hours a week of research support.