George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.87 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 345 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • 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

2.5 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The Public Policy Graduate is one of the most valued programs in the university. I am proud to be a part of such a 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.
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