George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 331 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • 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

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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.
3.92 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!
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the most important and helpful pros of George Mason University is how helpful and involved each faculty member is. From the beginning my program advisor assisted me in setting up my plan of study for my two years of graduate school and created an open line of communication so that I'm able to ask her any and all questions I may have. Another pro of my graduate program is that the curriculum combines both an academic and hands on approach to learning the different techniques of health administration. With this approach, I feel as though I will be better prepared for any type of emergency situation that comes my way. Another pro of the program is that the university has made it possible for me to work full-time while going to school by having all health administration classes start at 4:30 p.m. This has allowed me to offset some of the housing costs so that my student loans will only need to be put towards my actual graduate classes. The only con of my graduate program is that I wish the curriculum was a bit more flexible so that I could choose a path more catered to my specific interests.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

George Mason is a good university for Computer Science but fee is very high. There is no good financial support.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

The set up of the program is geared toward working professionals. I am only able to take 6 credits a semester, due to availability of classes, therefore, I encountered some financial aid issues. I am happy with my classes so far. The application process was a hassle and I did not receive adequate support to take an exam necessary for admission.
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