Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Schar School of Policy and Government
Fall 2016 Overview
Unit Description

Please find unit information at: http://schar.gmu.edu/


Students
Headcount Total Fall 2016 1,779
Undergraduate 733
Graduate 1,046
Average Age 28
% Female 50
% Minorities 36
% Non-Res Alien 5
% Not Reporting Race / Ethnicity 5
% Full-time 55
% Out-of-state 25
Faculty (by Tenure Status)
Tenure/Tenure-Track 61
Term 11
Total 72
Faculty (by Type)
Instructional 67
Research 5
Total 72
Staff
Admin/Support Staff 32
Part-time Faculty 46
Graduate Assistant 47
Total 125
Minority Faculty/Staff
Full-Time Faculty 10
Admin/Support Staff 8
Part-time Faculty 2
Graduate Assistant 9
Total 29
% Minority Faculty/Staff
Full-Time Faculty 13.9
Admin/Support Staff 25.8
Part-time Faculty 5.0
Graduate Assistant 20.0
Total % of Minority Faculty/Staff 15.4
Departments/Programs
Policy, Govt, and Intl Affairs
Undergraduate Degrees
Government and International Politics
Public Administration
Graduate Degrees
JDMPP Law
MA International Commerce and Policy
MA International Security
MA Political Science
MA Transportation Policy, Operations, & Logistic
MPA Public Administration
MPP Public Policy
MS Biodefense
MS Organization Development and Knowledge Management
MS Peace Operations
PHD Biodefense
PHD Political Science
PHD Public Policy
Highlights:
  1. The school is the home to one of the nation's largest doctoral programs in public policy.
  2. In the most recent ranking by the National Science Foundation of research expenditures by discipline, SPP ranked 3rd in expenditures from federal sources.
Notes:
  1. Fall faculty and student data were based on the University's fall official census snapshots, usually taken in the mid of Oct.
  2. Faculty and students from minorty ethnic background include African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans.