MA Fellowship Application

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The MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining advanced training in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. Acceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the MA program in economics at George Mason University. Please complete the standard application for fall admission to the MA program in Economics at George Mason University, and indicate on the application that you would like to be considered for funding. If you have any questions, email
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Please upload a 1-2 page cover letter explaining your interest in the program. It should include a description of your graduate school plans, a description of your research and research interests, a description of your familiarity with Mercatus public policy research, and a description of what you hope to get out of the program.

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