George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 333 respondents

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  • 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

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2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I really like my program so far, especially the small class sizes.
4.25 out of 5.0
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.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

PROS: The program is great. Profs are knowledgeable and helpful. No bad comments about the program here. CONS: There can be a lot of reading at times, it can be overwhelming.
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.
3.92 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!
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