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

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe that many are skeptical of the nature of Mason's peace operations program under public policy. I myself wonder if it is possible to become able to contribute in the developing world with mostly just academic exposure. I imagine the study abroad requirement is essential to understanding the difficulty of the field.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Do note that the PhD program time limits are currently being reevaluated.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Perhaps the most significant benefit of the program is the ability to work with a community of writers and receive feedback accordingly. The most significant drawback I would have to say is location. Unless you do metro to bus, it is nearly impossible to get around without a car (and traffic in surrounding areas is heavy). That, and the cost of living is one of the highest in the nation.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

I just began this program, but the staff and advisors have already been very helpful in getting me started. I like the specialization of this degree and the fact that there are so many other options offered at GMU for students interested in teaching elementary school.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Be careful about what advisor you select. Chances for success are correlated to how often you're able to meet with your advisor. Mine is too busy to meet with his students, including me, and thus progress has suffered.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The M.S. AIT program at George Mason University is being offered at a reasonable tuition rate and number of courses. The application process was simple and it did not take long to receive my acceptance letter. This program is still fairly new but with more demand I am sure that the program will grow to be one of the most popular ones in the Washington Metropolitan area.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program at George Mason University in Arlington is a small secondary campus that houses the Conflict Resolution, Law and Public Policy departments. The education that I have received thus far in my first year of graduate school has been very strong. My professors are knowledgeable within the field and they are prepared to teach every class period the full length of the 2.75 hour class. Although we are surrounded by talented and experienced faculty, there is still a need for career development within the department and more integration of practice. The department does a good job of relaying the theories of conflict; however, we could benefit from having more practical applications of it. Overall, I believe this is a VERY STRONG Conflict Analysis and Resolution program and I would continue to recommend it to future scholars who are interested about this field.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel that the program itself is great. I am being exposed to a multicultural view on school counseling and have access to necessary resources.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

The Dual Degree Program with George Mason and the University of Malta for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Mediterranean Security is really a unique program - only in its third year of existence. This program certainly has its difficulties with paperwork, but the faculty and staff are very motivated to keep us students informed about everything we need to know. Working with Professors from both GMU and UoM has really been a fantastic experience, because we have been exposed to multiple different perspectives and frameworks for dealing with conflicts and promoting peace. I would certainly recommend this program to anyone interested in subjects that vary from International Law, Environmental Security, Mediation, Peacebuilding, Theory, and more.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my program are that it's new so there's a lot of room to grow with the program and build on the program. Another pro about my program is that the student population is very diverse which aids in diverse perspectives of the world in general. We are located in great area for career opportunities. Very knowledgeable professors who have had great experiences globally and nationally in public health. The cons of my program are that there is barely assistance with career development, job searching, networking, internships, etc. There's a lack of professor-student relationships; professors are over worked leading to less time to spend getting to help students and develop them. High professor turnover rate. Students can tell when the college is trying to cut corners (i.e. using adjunct professors to save money, while the professor who was to teach originally is the best person for the job).
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