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
  • 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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4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program are that you can go at the rate your ready to do, you can work full time and still be a part time student and finish within 1.5 years. The cons of my graduate program are summer office hours of faculty.
2.08 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

The Applied History program at GMU is well rounded and prepares you well for the field be requiring an internship. However, the financial aid department with the university are difficult to work with.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty and staff at George Mason University are very reliable and always there to answer your questions. I feel extremely confident that I will graduate with all the skills needed to succeed in the forensic science field. Everyone in the department works hard to ensure that students are receiving a high quality education. Overall, I am very content to be a part of this graduate program.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Cost is very high compared to other Grad programs. Very strict about not accepting credits from outside college once accepted which drains the amount of credit taken else where - should have this written somewhere on application.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program are that the professors teach you in a different way through the eyes of multiculturalism, social justice, leadership and advocacy. This program transforms you to be a change agent when you get out in the field. The cons to this program is that we need more resources when finding volunteer opportunities in the community.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I love this university and the professors are intelligent and progressive. I just wish I could afford to finish my doctorate.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons: traffic Pros: great school and great program
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

I felt that while the schedule of courses as a cohort is very convenient for the average professional attending graduate school, the fairly new and ever-changing program still has some development to make.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

This is a great school with a lovely campus in a beautiful spot. I love the surrounding areas and the access to so many educational and cultural activities. I'm getting the education I came for and am getting some help now on my future career. I think I made a very wise choice. I wish I had a car, but the bus system is pretty good, at least on week-days. People are friendly and helpful here and life is good.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great networking opportunities. Engaging, experienced professors. Students and peers you can learn from. Overall a wonderful program. Cons are that the courses focus more on theory than practical application.
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