Master of Science in Biodefense
George Mason University

Program Details

This master’s degree in biodefense prepares students to become the next generation of biodefense and biosecurity professionals and scholars. Coursework in this program provides students with a foundation in microbiology and biotechnology combined with a broader security and organizational context. Students who have a background in fields such as science, international affairs, political science, law, public policy, and conflict resolution are encouraged to apply to this program.


  • Hold a bachelors degree from an accredited university
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in an undergraduate program and an acceptable GPA in any graduate courses
  • One official transcript from all colleges and universities attended
  • Goals statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official scores from GRE taken within five years prior to date of application
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges