Starting a doctoral program is a time of considerable transition. Taking care of as many tasks as possible before your first semester begins can make the process easier. The information below will help you get started.
The Ph.D. Handbook includes information about most of the rules and procedures pertaining to the doctoral program in public policy at George Mason University.
New Ph.D .Student FAQs
This FAQ page should help you find answers to many of your questions.
New doctoral students are required to attend the annual Fall Retreat. This day-long event includes an orientation for the incoming cohort of Ph.D. students. It is held the Friday before classes begin in August. Fall Retreat details are provided in your admissions materials.
The Fall Retreat will provide you with useful information about academic requirements, program policies, and important resources. More importantly, you will hear from faculty about their research and receive advice from both faculty and current students about forming your own research agenda.
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