George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 334 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
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.
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