George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 332 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Health)
Graduation Year: 2016

GMU is located in the Washington DC metro area, so there are many opportunities to meet and work with numerous researchers, policy analysts, governmental and educational institutions. One of the most diverse campuses across the US, GMU is a positive campus that supports diversity of all students. The educational quality of the faculty is top notch. I'm glad I picked GMU.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

I have recently join the Sociology MA/PhD program at George Mason and i must say that it was my first choice. While the academics are certainly hard (naturally), the school seems to be focused upon the success of it's students. One of the pro's that i have seen of this graduate program that is that it is a fairly small department and so everyone is able to communicate with each other within a reasonable frame of time. One of the downsides to this is not really a downside, but more of a reality: the department is relatively small but also popular and thus very busy so everyone is always coming and going. Great school and beautiful campus and is worth at least visiting.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

anyone with a strong interest in electrical engineering should consider gmu for their graduate studies
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

This has been a very useful graduate program. It is challenging but the workload has been fair and useful thusfar. There is a diverse staff in the department and they seem to genuinely care about teaching.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Location, Tuition Cost Cons: Limited course offerings
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2012

Pros: Faculty was helpful and encouraging Cons: Need to provide scholarships or financial aid for international students
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros are it is close to my house. Cons are there is not much of on campus student life.
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