George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 331 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 34,909 (23,817 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 60% part-time, 40% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,480 in-state; $34,184 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Teaching professors who are incredibly passionate about their profession, multiple opportunities to collaborate with peers, amazing Adaptive Technology Lab and class, many future job leads, and extremely affordable tuition for in-state residents. Mason's Special Education program is truly a hidden gem on campus! I already have a graduate degree from a "top tier" school (that was much more expensive) and Mason has definitely proven to be an excellent value proposition in my professional life. Cons: Fairfax, VA is one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S. so Mason remains a "commuter school" (although this has improved recently) with parking that's scarce/expensive, and not much name recognition for Mason in the wider world (although this seems to be improving as well) despite a large international segment of our student body.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is highly regarded among employers in the area. The course content focused on the latest strategies, technology and instructional standards in the field. The mix of required and elective courses have made me feel well-equipped to handle any classroom. I feel extremely prepared for a career in teaching after attending the program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

GMU offers a flexible yet competitive PhD in Education, allowing students to tailor their coursework for specific research interests within a rigorous academic context for an affordable price.
4.83 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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