George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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

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  • 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

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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.
4.08 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

A few pros include: -The graduate programsat GMU are tailored for full-time working professionals; professors understand that a majority of the students are already working in their particular fields. Professors keep the classes interesting by teaching material that is realistic and comparable in the job environment. -Diversity of student body: GMU's diversity is unmatched; I have never seen such a variety of people in one school before. -Cost: GMU's graduate programs are affordable in comparison to the other university programs in the DMV metropolitan area. A few cons include: -Traffic/parking: traffic and parking are absolutely the worst part of commuting to GMU. The campus is located on a major street that is always busy, especially during rush hour (the time when most graduate students are on their way to campus. I don't have many bad things to say about GMU, it is a great institution with a vibrant campus.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my program so far, the professors are very supportive in mentoring and helping me. It is a great school in a great location. As usual, money is always the problem. If education was free, I would have multiples degrees by now. Needless to say that is not the case, so the problem is living is expensive here for a student.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is well-located to the DC area, albeit public transportation is more difficult from DC to Fairfax. The program is large and funding is little, unless you're willing to teach.
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