George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 331 respondents

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  • 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

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4.42 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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).
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The school itself is DC accessible but also allows students the distance to focus on their studies without getting caught up in the chaos of DC life.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Very competitive program, great opportunities for learning, faculty support.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros about the Master of Science in Applied Information Technology program at Mason are: program is offered at a reasonable price, reasonable number of classes and credits to complete program and its academic competitiveness. The cons about the Master of Science in Applied Information Technology program at Mason are: the out of state tuition rate (twice that of in-state), the program is still fairly new but has room for growth.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2014

There are several opportunities with a lot of the faculty in the program. Funding may be at times difficult to acquire, but there are always projects and ideas floating around. You just have to give it your all. Unfortunately, if you do not immerse yourself into the academic environment here, you will lose out. It is possible to separate oneself from the academic community here and that could significantly diminish your workload while not necessarily jeopardizing graduating. BUT, you will miss out on valuable learning and connections with the faculty. I consider that to be a major driver of conducive and successful learning environments in graduate school.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

George Mason University is a great school. Parking is a problem, but the professors are knowledgable, available and enjoy teaching. The Education Leadership program is well designed to work around the teacher schedule. I highly reccomend the program to those wishing to become a school leader.
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