George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
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: 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

4.67 out of 5.0
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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
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

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

There is always some marginal room for improvement when it comes to course content, but with such a diverse enrollment (i.e. students from varying levels of undergraduate programs and undergraduate degree fields), I think the program does what it can. What the program may lack in rigorous content, it certainly makes up for with a very positive experience. I believe 90% of what a person learns is a result of how their peers respond/utilize/help one another with the mutual desire of pursuing a degree, and the environment of this MPA program can't be beat!
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The International Relations program at Mason allows me to have a hollistic view on the cultures, religions, economics, conflicts, resources geographic regions while also understanding the uniqueness of every country in the world.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

pros: great education, challenging, and rewarding classes,good professors with accessible office hours. Cons: I commute 30min or more to get to class, outdated technology, large class sizes.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- Classes, Professors Cons- Where I live in comparison to school
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

Graduate School is what you make of it. GMU offers many outlets for whatever students are looking for: social life, academic clubs and organizations, internships, job opportunities, networking, and various alternative academic opportunities such as studying abroad and the peace corps. The MPA program is flexible, informative, and very useful--especially in the greater DC area. I have no doubts that it will serve me well in my future. I would've liked a little more hands-on time with professors but it's another area where it's up to the student to take the first step--particularly in larger programs like the MPA program at GMU. The largest class size I had was 28 people to one professor but for the most part class sizes are reasonable and professors are helpful and knowledgeable.
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