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

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm pursuing a Master's in interdisciplinary studies. That program allows me to combine multiple fields into one degree. I didn't see a program like this one with the fields that I wanted anywhere else in the country. It is unique and allows me to combine my current undergraduate studies with new fields of interest. The cons are that it can be confusing figuring out which person in each department has the right to authorize or override certain restrictions. Registering for classes can be difficult as the system doesn't recognize students in our program to be able to take certain courses because we aren't actually considered students in that field.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I am enrolled in a graduate post baccalaureate program at George Mason. It offers everything possible for a student who desires to make their resume better for medical school. My only complaint is that the tuition is very high comparably for in-state and out-of-state.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I am pretty satisfied with the program. The Social Work classes were not on the actual GMU campus. It was in a building on Democracy Lane, which was convenient for me because I could easily walk there. The staff is willing to help you which is always great. It may take a while to hear from field placements. Typically, the middle of July for some, but a few may wait longer. The staff has changed a little bit this year with a few people leaving, but the others who are there do their best to help.The public transportation is okay. GMU students are able to take the CUE buses for free; however, sometimes, you will wait longer than you anticipated. Living here is pretty affordable. There is an H-Mart and other pretty cheap grocery stores you can shop at.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: - Professors are friendly and understanding. - George Mason is a safe community - Classmates are great people. Great to have class discussions and share thoughts. - Great class contents and variety of courses to take. Cons: - Tuition is expensive (recently got an email about education program tuition discount opportunity, but I didn't qualify, because I was not working at a public school.) - Scholarship department is not as involved and helpful.
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

A great school, but it should have more financial aid opportunities.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

George Mason University offers a great Nursing program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The material is appropriate and the professors are knowledgable. Many classes in the graduate program are offered online which makes it very convenient. I have enjoyed this program thus far. The only area of improvement I would suggest is better communication and support from the administration side.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

A counseling program that really challenges who you are and what you want to be. Although it is hard work, it pays off in the end. Great to be part of a program that is both unique and helps you to think outside of your world view.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I am thankful that my program will prepare me for acceptance into a medical school.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm not very far into the graduate program, but the few classes I've had have been decent. I think, like most larger schools, it is what you make of it. It's a fairly self-directed program, but that allows for an amazing amount of creativity if you have the initiative to look for unique opportunities (whether in terms of research, or working with professors).
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

My program has many pros, the biggest being how welcoming and supportive my peers and the faculty are. This program is tough so having a support network is vital. I also love how the faculty really prepares their students for their career as a school psychologist. I feel confident that when I graduate and begin working, I will be able to keep up with the other school psychologists. One thing I would change about the program is to integrate more counseling classes in the curriculum. Counseling is an important part of school psychology and I think a little more focus should be put on developing those skills.
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