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: 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

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.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently completely my graduate program in Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason. I expect to graduate in December of 2015. I have enjoyed the classes I have taken so far and found the faculty to be extremely passionate and motivating. Moreover, I very much enjoy George Mason's campus--the resources available are extensive, from academic advisors to technology support. Overall, my graduate program has been wonderful and I'm so glad I chose to pursue an advanced degree!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

GMU's program is well known, and the area is great for networking. The classes are smaller, making it easier for individual learning. The workload is alot for the amount of content being focused on. Better professors are needed.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Mason is a great school. Has a lot of international connections for policy, and business.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I have been taking course through George Mason University online. I have found the course very educational and easy to management the course load while still working.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

George Mason has one of the most competative programs in the Psychology area. Indutrial and Organizational Psychology is EXTREMELY hard to get into. The faculty is great and the class are appropriately difficult. It really teaches you what you need to know about your subject matter. I have not had any career counseling yet, but I am sure it will be offered when I get to that point.
3.13 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

GMU has a good teacher education program but it should include online courses for working teachers, to make it more accessible.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2019

The pros and cons are the same with many graduate programs. The most challenging aspect is simply getting started. It is dually important to have an architecture for what you would like to see accomplished at the commencement of your studies. There are an unlimited number of human and physical resources which are available and may be leveraged to help achieve your individual goals as well.
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The teaching is excellent, and the faculty are always willing to help. There isn't too much going on in suburban Fairfax, and there isn't a lot of money to go around, but you will be kept abreast of any professional development opportunities that come up. The program also has a good balance of both applied and theoretical linguistics.
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