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: 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

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The professors, course, and outside of the classroom opportunities in this program are leading the way in a change the field of mental health, nationally and globally. Mental health is currently a global crisis that is in no way receiving the attention it deserves. This department is equipping its students to be able to address this matter on a local and international platform.
4.5 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: very work-oriented, practical, good use of technology, great faculty. Cons: No complains.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

I absolutely love the MPH program at George Mason. The classes are interesting, and the professors share their experiences with us which makes it so much fun to go to class each and everyday! Most of my professors are easily accessible through e-mail and in person and are willing to help out in any way that they can.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Mason has provided me with a unique experience that I believe that I wouldn't find anywhere else. At first, I was completely overwhelmed with meeting new colleagues and professors. I wasn't quite sure where I would fit in. A few weeks in, I was working in the lab and felt a part of the team. The workload has been tough but manageable, and teaching has been a pleasurable experience (even though some graduate students from other programs would easily disagree with me). Overall, I am very happy with choosing Mason, and I can't wait to see what kind of projects I'll get myself into next year.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

While the Northern Virginia area has decent job security, the program itself lacks career guidance and job search support. Similarly, the area has great social service organizations for the program's field placements, but the department itself can be so disorganized that students are still unsatisfied with what they end up with.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

I have loved my experience in the CEHD Curriculum and Development program. Classes are made up of cohorts which allows you to develop close relationships with classmates. The faculty are all extremely helpful and knowledgable. This is a GREAT program!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The biggest pro of my graduate program is the support that is given from not only the professors and advising team but your peers as well. Everyone wants to enrich the lives of the students that we will be teaching in the future and our professors are great at supporting us through the journey.
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