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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program at George Mason University is amazing! I have met phenomenal colleagues in my program along with resourceful, energetic, and passionate professors! The pros are that the professors and advisors are always willing to meet with you, answer any questions you have, and are willing to help guide you easily through the process of graduate school. Although some of the assignments and exams that I took at GMU are rather challenging and difficult at times, I know in my heart that I am getting a great education. The only con that I have is that the campus is very spread out. Traffic and parking can pose a problem, as with just living in the DC Metro Area. I love George Mason University because students are kind, collaborative, and willing to help each other to work together for a common goal in order to be successful individuals and good citizens. I wouldn't have it any other way. I am proud to be a George Mason University Patriot.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

I am at Mason's School of Systems Biology for a Master's in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. The program was overall very well structured, and the opportunities here at Mason's Biomedical Research Lab are phenomenal. The professors (for the most part) are very hands on, and well-versed in their fields of study. The only reason why it's not 9+ stars across the board is due to the outrageous cost of living in the Northern Virginia area. Be prepared to spend over $1200 a month renting a one bedroom apartment anywhere within 30 minutes of the school. The graduate housing option on campus is similar in price to off-campus options, but the rooms are smaller and the amenities aren't anything to rave about (basic level internet, TV, cheap furniture included, etc). Otherwise, the cost of the program is reasonable (especially if you're in-state), just don't expect to get financial aid from Mason. It's the largest school in VA but receives the least state funding on a per-student basis than anywhere else in the Commonwealth. Overall, Mason has good opportunities in the Biological research field and if I had to do it over again, I would still recommend Mason's graduate program.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I am well pleased with the program, professors and courses, but I am greatly disturbed that our school does not offer grants or scholarships to graduate students. This seems to go against the very reason we pursue high education.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program, great value, not very competitive
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The teachers I've had have all given a lot of wisdom along with relevant subject information. I approach and view working with students and their families a little differently now than when I started; specifically I look more for strengths they already possess rather than weaknesses I expect them to have. Also, my teachers have been very responsive and helpful about any questions I have.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Mason's MBA program is really fast paced but challenging and rewarding. The faculty are outstanding and are in tune with the real world. We study real cases and situations that may apply to our line of work. The part-time MBA program is full of working professionals who are courteous and serious about their career advancement which makes classes interesting and worthwhile. The location in Arlington, VA is simply the most convenient and metropolitan area with a great surrounding of bars and restaurants, the metro, parking and entertainment.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

I have just completed my first semester at GMU. I can say that I am satisfied with what the school has to offer. It is delivering on what was originally promised - I do believe my education here will be beneficial for my future endeavors. The location is in the heart of the city and very close to the capital - transportation could be better. I do wish there was a shuttle from the main campus in Fairfax to the Arlington campus but I can understand why that is not possible a the moment. The professors are very involved with the students and they also have their own duties outside of school which adds to students potential connections. All in all, I am enjoying Mason. Go Patriots!
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I am really excited to be a part of the Dual Masters Degree at George Mason. I am getting both a Master's in Social Work and Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I think that GMU does an amazing job in providing a support network for its students. However, I am the only dual degree student so I feel that I get lost in-between the two degrees, and there is not as much administrative support of the dual degree as I wish there was.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I thoroughly enjoy my program. I definitely feel as though I made the right decision by choosing the ODKM program. The pros are that I'm able to utilize my Psychology undergraduate degree within this Masters program and strongly bond with my classmates because of the cohort structure. A con would be the lack of financial resources I currently have to pay for the program. Thank you
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the the pros is that the graduate program is flexible and works well for students working full time. However, this is also a con because it tends to limit the feeling of a "community" and a lack of a networking environment present at other top universities. The quality of the faculty and program material is excellent.
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