George Mason University

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Cultural Studies Ph.D.


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Cultural Studies Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

George Mason's program in cultural studies is distinctive in several respects. Similar programs in other universities are usually departmentally based (in English, history, sociology, or communications), emphasizing either the humanities or the social sciences. By contrast, the cultural studies program at George Mason explicitly seeks to link the social sciences and the humanities, combining methods of interpretation and explanation to explore the production, distribution, and consumption of cultural objects in their social contexts. With particular focus on theory and method in crafting this linkage, the program engages contemporary issues of nationality, class, race, and gender, while opening its scope to all forms of culture, past and present.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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