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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

GMU earned very high credits for its academic programs and high quality of teaching and learning in recent years. Its campuses are safe and conveniently located. The program that I am attending consists of two fields: Organization Development (OD) and Knowledge Management (KM). What I like about program is that it maintains a balance between theoretical and practical contents of the fields.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The best thing about my graduate program is that the majority of the classes have been online/distance learning, which makes it very convenient and I am able to keep working during school.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

Unlike professors with whom I've worked in other graduate programs, the CEHD professors provide immense support and guidance to students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Graduate program in Education is excellent value and experience The faculty are well established in their fields and their research guidance is invaluable!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

I am a young middle manager with a lot of responsibility, this program is built to fit that lifestyle and still allow me to be successful in my education program! Very excited!
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.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Opportunities are great for collaboration with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Diversity of students is excellent since >58% are international or minority students. Graduate Teaching Assistantships pay very poorly and the workload is too great to be able to get much done on the dissertation research. While professors are very good, sometimes it's hard to get a hold of them for advice on the graduate program.
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