George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 334 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 33,929 (23,066 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 62% part-time, 38% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,304 in-state; $31,424 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

George Mason University's Ph.D. program provided me an amazing education that has allowed me to do what I love each day. This is an excellent fit if your passion is education and wish to provide students with equitable opportunities and outcomes. The professors are supportive and knowledgeable and provide a number of opportunities for various careers after you complete your doctorate.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019

The department of computer science offers excellent coursework for the students. The professors at the university have excellent knowledge in the field of teaching. The research work being conducted at the university is groundbreaking and has much to offer. I personally feel the university's expectation of students will drive the scholars to greatness.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

George Mason offers a well regarded degree and provides educators flexibility and discounts to learn new skills and advance in their careers. I am currently studying through an hybrid online, school district cohort. GMU is offering a discount for the cohort and a standard 10% discount to Virginia teachers. In addition, they are providing financial aid package to full time students. A local cohort allows up inside access to issues that are pertinent to our local school district, offering concrete examples and relevant material to all involved. The faculty are very supportive and accommodating to an educator's demanding lifestyle. The GMU brand is well regarded and sought after in the DC metro area for educators.
1.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019

I am so unhappy with this program. The instructors are terrible (and not just the temp professors), there is little to no student support, technology used is way behind the times (seriously, I feel like I am back in 2002, nothing about this is current, let alone cutting-edge). It seems they will admit just about anyone, and you will wonder how many of your classmates got into graduate school, let alone how they are getting As and Bs. Shockingly little professional development for a "professional degree" program. And I cannot stress this enough, the instructors are terrible! Grading criteria will never be clear, but it hardly matters because you will still pass, even if undeserved. My lower division undergraduate classes were harder than most of these. If I could undo my decision to go here, I would in a heartbeat. I'm seriously considering quitting one semester in. This program is not cheap, and it is not worth the money! I am learning nothing, it is not worth networking with most of my classmates and teachers, and this program is not well regarded by employers in the area (for good reason). This is the biggest mistake I have ever made, and I wouldn't recommend this program to my worst enemy.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019

I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction (individualized concentration) at George Mason University. I love the flexibility of this program. I investigated many different graduate schools for education before choosing George Mason. I teach music at the elementary school level. Many music teachers pursue more straightforward advanced degrees in music education. While this was an option at George Mason (and the program has a good reputation there), I've known for a while that this course of study was not for me. I am confident in my music teaching abilities; I was more interested in deepening my understanding of the special populations in my classes (special education students, English language learners, gifted learners). The individualized concentration allows me to specialize in music education, while also branching out into coursework which will allow me to better serve all of my students, not just musically but across all learning styles.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

College was a great time to explore a variety of things that you never thought you might be interested in. Branch out and enjoy!
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012

Is a university that enjoys great prestige, very impeccable in its demanding teaching with the academic degree from where excellent professionals come
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

Overall I enjoyed attending George Mason. Some classes were significantly harder than others, depending on the teacher you received. Overall I thought I received a good education that helped me to perform well in my career.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2012

At the time I went the faculty for biochemistry was great, but many of the chemistry faculty were horrible teachers. I have no idea if this has changed since I went. Overall not a bad place to go for a BS or MS, but would look elsewhere for a PhD
2.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

it was ok.. not worth the money that was spent on it. Basic, not sophisticated or comprehensive program. Didn't prepare me to pursuing career in public health
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