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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  • 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

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4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros are; good teachers, and expectation of good career opportunities on completion, and cons is that the program is new at GMU and thus the department has yet to develop more employer relations for appropriate internships/jobs
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: Flexibility, use of technology, great diversity Cons: affordability
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I've only just started this program but from experience I feel that the professors, advisors, and other staff actually care about helping us meet our goals, get certified, and graduate on time. Everything is really structured and easy to follow, and at least for my program, you have a choice to accelerate it. The cohorts are small so you get to know the people you're taking classes with as well as your professors. It's nice that GMU offers a masters program for career switchers like me.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program in the history of decorative arts is incredible and affords access to an extensive and priceless network of decorative arts professionals and academics that no other program would provide. Unfortunately I can not fairly rate George Mason's main campus, because my program is off campus in Washington, DC. I am rarely at the Fairfax location.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Although I was initially very pleased by the helpfulness and speed of the admissions committee, the rest of the schools administration seems lacking. The program itself is simply a video classroom version of the Georgetown post-baccalaureate program. It was difficult to reach teachers for questions. On the bright side, the Mason program was cheaper.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

All y classes are on the Arlington campus which is right in the middle of the city! It is a great city full of young professionals in every sector. The program is new so everyone involved is excited and invested in your success. The career network and other services are accessible and quality as well.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is located in a great community full of job opportunities.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2017

George Mason has exceptional faculty and staff within the Graduate School of Education who are dedicated to furthering the education and careers of their students. The tuition is reasonably priced, although the department scholarships are hard to come by.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

George Mason University itself is a very good school. I attended GMU for my undergrad degree as well. It is highly reputable, and relatively affordable, especially in comparison to other schools in the DC Metro area. It is very diverse compared to most schools, and its location is very helpful for anyone interested in working in the STEM fields, international affairs or business, political science, activism, research, etc. The Master of Social Work program is relatively young, and still growing. There have been a lot of administrative changes in the past few years which has been somewhat stressful for the program. However, the teaching faculty is fantastic, and especially cannot be beat if you are interested in macro-level social work. Being in the DC Metro area also provides a wide range of settings for field practicums.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

I have enjoyed my 7 years at George Mason where I have graduated with a BS in Psychology, Advanced Biomedical Sciences graduate certificate, and I am currently pursing a MS in Chemistry and Biochemistry. I think the psychology department is stellar and Dr. Hurley is accessible to students. I did not enjoy the science undergraduate department while I was talking pre-medical classes though there are stellar professors within the departments and many research opportunities. There were also poor professor, high competitiveness among students, and lack of departmental organization/support.
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