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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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

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3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010

It was very easy to do with mostly online courses. I work there so tuition was free.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2010

Overall I liked my college , the education they provide, knowledgable staff and different courses to choose from is amazing
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2007

I had a great graduate experience at George Mason. The classes were small, and the professors all had great connections to the history field. I landed an internship at the Office of Presidential Libraries, which was an amazing experience.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Unlimited opportunities, fast paced, values students who can embrace independence.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2009

Great value. Small classes and inexpensive tuition.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2013

George Mason University is an excellent school. The music program prepared me well for a career in my field. Through my classes, connections, and experiences at George Mason, I was able to expand my musical 'toolbelt' beyond classical performance and develop the additional teaching, 'gigging', and entrepreneurial skills needed to make a living as a musician.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

So I picked GMU because I have always been a fan of State schools. I don't need to 'big name', and would rather my resume, work and reputation be what people remember about me. Within the DC area, I was hoping there would be more adjunct professors who had lived the topics they were teaching, and to a point that had been true. Some though, and a good bulk were not, and it was clear that these classes wouldn't really hit the real life job skills I was looking for. I wanted to be able to learn on a Tuesday and apply these skills on a Wednesday. Moreover, these professors didn't really understand how working a full day at a real job (Gov, Private Sector, Non-Profit, etc) then rolling into class until 10pm impacts your life. Two professors even told me they would grade papers and assignments 'when I have time'. Had I told my boss that at work, I'd be looking for a new job. But overall the experience was great. The Global Residency was so insightful and was an amazing time with a great group of people. If you're looking for a program that isn't at some big named school, pick GMU.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2017

For a graduate degree, the curriculum is very accommodating to what you want to study. There are 3 classes that are required, otherwise the bulk of your credits are earned through ensembles and lessons. This degree allows for a lot of time for independent practice as well as teaching in the area.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2017

George Mason University is an outstanding school for graduate studies. I was able to work with my graduate advisor to make the degree work for me rather than just checking off boxes for the degree. The faculty are all very professional and amazing. Most of the music faculty are either in professional ensembles (military bands or National Symphony Orchestra), or are retired from professional ensembles. The location is incredible. Being so close to D.C I am able to got to live concerts and perform regularly. I definitely recommend the music program at George Mason University.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2012

George Mason University's Masters of Public Administration is of a good value for students interested in pursuing a career in Public Service. The value is in presenting a hands-on, experiential curriculum that provides all students with the tools to understand how to make a difference in service to our nation. In particular, students are presented with well qualified teachers from the Washington, DC metro area who currently serve in public sector and non-profit organizations. These teachers are invaluable, as they provide their expertise in what is required to implement, formulate, develop, and advocate for public policies that benefit the public good. In summary, George Mason's Masters of Public Administration program provides an excellent education for those wishing to pursue careers in the Government and/or non-profit sector advocating for policies that benefit the nation's welfare not only for today, but for the future.
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