George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.87 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 345 respondents

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School Information

  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011

My education at GMU was fantastic! The program I was in had some of the best faculty, in terms of knowledge and in terms of availability. The location of the school is pretty good, though Fairfax itself does not have a great deal of excitement, but it is easy enough to get to DC. Cost of living is a bit steep in the area, but worth it for the quality of the education received.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program is excellent! The professors are accessible and easy to approach. The workload is demanding but not too much. Expectations from class, advisors, and other faculty are high but not unreasonable. There are plenty of opportunities to study in your interests; however, finical aid from outside of the department is difficult. Transportation to campus from around the school and parking on campus are the major downfalls; however, being this close to Washington DC makes commuting difficult regardless of conditions on campus. Overall my experience at GMU has been wonderful and I look forward to the time I have left here.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

There's a lot of reading in the History graduate program and the majority of the classes are seminar style. I have liked 90% of my professors, the museum studies professor they currently have is amazing, really knows his stuff.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The GMU Health Informatics Program has given me the in-depth knowledge of clinical information systems and data retrieval as well the most efficient and effective ways for medical personnel to be able to access data for patient treatment. The program is helping me to develop the analytic and critical reasoning skills to improve the health care information systems. Further, the program is helping me be familiar with emerging technologies and prepare me to adopt and to manage evolving health information systems. Most of the classes offered are online so I am unable to work and communicate with students and faculty at GMU, to gain the technical and critical-thinking skills that are necessary to become a health information systems specialist.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Mason's PhD in Education with a specialization in Higher Education is both an exciting and challenging program. The program requires 5 research methods courses, a portfolio review system for comprehensive examinations (instead of 'a test'), and coursework both in the specialization and with students in K-12 ed. I prefer the Higher ed classes because of their relevance and ability for professors to help make connections, but the courses taught by the K-12 professors demonstrate their lack of knowledge about the way that universities and colleges work, so I have to work harder to make the connections on my own. If you are thoughtful about your concentration areas and read the bios of professors to pick someone with the best expertise for your interests when signing up for classes, it should be fine.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy the diversity and the program that I am currently in. It is both fulfilling and challenging. It is giving me the tools needed for when I am finally out in the field making an impact on the world.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros I enjoy the interaction with faculty at the doctoral level and look forward to joining them when I complete the program The faculty is open to students and are flexible when emergencies arise. Library facilities are great and the librarian is the best The cons Financial aid is mostly not available and paying out of state is expensive. Parking is expensive.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

There are a lot of pros with the social work graduate program at GMU. The professors are knowledgable, helpful, and they want you to succeed. The information you obtain via your practicum and classes prepare you to work in the field.The school is very diverse, which enhances your learning process. The social work program is not on the main campus, so parking is free and hassle free. Some of the cons are the workload can be intense due to the amount of classes required each semester. The area is quite expensive, so it could be costly to live off campus. It is very challenging to have employment while completing this program.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I really like my program so far, especially the small class sizes.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

George Mason has been a great University thus far. The staff and advisors are helpful and go above and beyond to make sure you succeed. Class sizes are small and personalized. The work load is fair and well planned. George Mason is located outside of D.C., it would be nice if there was a metro stop at the University.
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