George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.87 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 345 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • 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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University has an excellent and supportive faculty team. The online eLearning graduate certificate program is perfect for me as a full-time working mother.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The Elementary Education Graduate program is extremely affordable when considering the costs of other Universities in the Northern Virginia area. It is a rigorous program that doesn't lend itself to working while in the 2 year program. The staff is very accessible and committed to the success of their students. The expectations of graduates during their placements is very high and the workload can be overwhelming. However, the success rate of employment after graduation is all but 100%.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This program encourages collaboration between students in class, and with families in the community, so we can understand how to collaborate with families successfully when we begin teaching. There is also a lot of emphasis on cultural reciprocity and practicing thinking about people and situations in ways that are different from how we normally do.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The biggest conplaint I had with this program was the lack of teacher support at times. We had a number of teachers that we never around to answer questions and wouldn't return email. The work load at times was do bad that a few people had breakdowns but we did sign up for the intensive cohort do What do you expect?
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

The program has great professors and really is full of useful information and ideas for teaching and learning in the International baccalaureate. I have enjoyed the experience so far.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Definitely very well planned and organized program, the students are also very diversified. It delivers tons of useful information and contains one year practicum/internship to better prepare students into the working field. The focus of the program is strongly multiculturalism and social justice.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

One reason I moved to VA for the program was the quality of the professors and the flexibility of the program. All of my classes have given me the ability to focus on my specific research interests within the context of the course. The professors have been very helpful and accessible. The out of state tuition rate is astronomical; however, this year they have offered a discounted rate. Overall, I have been satisfied. I only wish there were more options for funding. Graduated assistantships are hard to come by.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Excellent program with caring professors who make time for students!
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

It is great with flexibility. You can use the special education program to either to into the general class curriculum special education teacher licensure or the inclusive. Also there's another path to become licensed in ABA therapy.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Well worth my six-hour round trip commute for my PhD in Education program. I have always felt challenged, supported, and constructively assessed by all department faculty. The proximity to Washington, D.C. is immeasurable for anyone in International Education. The curriculum is relevant and current, yet due to employment and economic responsibilities, additional online course offerings would be appropriate for today's graduate learners. Also, while public transportation is widely available and affordable, there are challenges for those who live and commute outside of Northern Virginia. Overall, GMU is an amazing public university that should be highly considered by any prospective student.
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