George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.91 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 14 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 52,424 (22,314 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $27,851
Source: NCES

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4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2019

The masters in Public Policy at George Washington University is incredible. The professors are incredibly supportive and truly want to see you succeed in everything you do. The majority of professors are also very active in their field as well, therefore, they are teaching from experience not simply book knowledge. The Trachtenberg School's Career Center is also outstanding and has incredible resources and connections to find the best internship or job for you.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2018

My experience at GW has been great thus far. The coursework and material are engaging, the professors are very knowledgeable and helpful, and the classroom environment is diverse and inspiring. I would not change my decision in attending GW because of the educational opportunities I have received and the support of the staff available.
3.38 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2004

I attended George Washington University as a part-time student in the Master's Degree program in Public Policy while working a full time job. As such, I didn't get to experience much of the campus life, but I really got to benefit from engaging with a network of students in similar positions. I learned a lot about social policy issues and work in the field not just from faculty, but from my fellow students. My experience there helped shape the course of my career, and I still use much of what I learned in my work to this day.
3.71 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The Political Management program part of the Graduate School of Media and Public Affairs has a very supportive staff who have helped me to network and meet people in the political jungle that is Washington, D.C. I would have never found out about my current, AMAZING internship if it weren't for our career advisor. This program, though extremely expensive, has taught me great skills and aided me with honing in the skills that I've already attained through my undergrad experience. Though I will be in monumental debt, I know that it will be worth it to walk away with this degree.
4.11 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

My program is rather new and in an emerging interdisciplinary field that combines business, policy, science, and technology. There is limited funding for the program at the master's level, but it offers vast opportunities in international development and the ability to specialize in transportation planning.
3.43 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Great access to top D.C. leaders and professors. Classes are challenging but well worth it. Classes are also very applicable to real life scenarios. Skills are stressed over theories.
3.44 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

As a first time online student I have found the course work to be manageable and very applicable.
3.64 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

My program is wonderful in that my graduating class is very diverse. The faculty are very supportive of students and go out of their way to assist students with research ideas and interests. The workload is high, but the education I'm receiving is certainly worth it.
4.54 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The George Washington University graduate program in Art Therapy is an amazing program. The faculty is supportive and extremely knowledgeable about the still budding field of Art Therapy. There is a vast amount of information to learn and the professors provide great resources as well as help for the students to find internships. The only con I can think of about my graduate program is the cost. While going to school, I do not have time to work part-time to make extra money to help pay off my loans. I am dedicated to my studies and I know I am getting the best education at The George Washington University, despite the expenses.
2.29 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

Cons: too expensive, poor racial diversity, and safety issues Pros: 24 hour library access, challenging programs, support for innovative research
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