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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I basically like that it offers courses online and face to face ... with on campus classes being offered at night. It's convenient.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

George Mason University's Master's Program in nursing is wonderful in that the teachers are outstanding, and learning opportunitues include a variety of teaching methods that relate to learners of every style. The practicum exepriences are diverse and very educational. GMU fosters discussions about the furute of health care and nursing's importance on the impact of that future in every class. The only negative I can say is that, because much of the graduate program is online, networking with and getting to know other students in my classes has been harder.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

I had a great experience while working on my PhD in Systems Engineering and Operations Research. The professors were always ready to help and usually gave me extremely useful advices. Besides that, they were all very capable at the domain of their expertise. I would definitely do it all over again. It was a great experience. I can say that I actually miss all the hard work I had @ GMU! Fairfax campus is also very nice with great places to work out and to practice sports. The only thing I would complain is that only undergraduate students had teams to play on. I tried to get involved with different sports (with regular practices), but they would not allow graduate students. Besides that, everything was superb!!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016

The Master of Fine Arts Program at George Mason University is a rigorous program that challenges students in exciting ways. The Faculty is accessible and engaging with the aim to provide a challenging graduate experience with lessons that will carry on past your time in the program. The proximity to Washington D.C. provides exciting networking opportunities. The School of Art and Visual Technology facilities are excellent.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2016

Good school, good faculty. Expensive, expensive place.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I'm about halfway through my program and I love the support I have from my faculty. They have been very supportive of me and they are quite knowledgeable in the field.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I really enjoy my graduate program. Being in undergrad, I was forced to take particular classes. However, with my graduate program, I look forward to every class I sign up for. Not only are the professors accessible, but they are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The classes are both rigorous and educational. My peers are full of personal experiences that add to the experience and discussions we have in class. Overall, I am lucky to be a part of such a great program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

This was great program. The professors were wonderful and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend it!
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

I like the program so far, the classes I've taken have made me think about the ways people look at history and will be important in my future career.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

In-State Tuition is a huge plus. Graduates tend to get the same jobs as graduates from George Washington U. and American U. at less than half the cost. It's a win-win!
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