George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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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: 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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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.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

I continue to be impressed with the Assistive and Special Education Technology graduate program at George Mason University. It is evident that the professors are experienced and knowledgeable in their field. I have already been able to directly apply some of the skills and content at work, in my classroom. Many of the classes are completely accessible online, which helps with my full time teaching schedule. I'm excited to finish the program, and know I will be well prepared to advance my career upon graduation.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The Exercise Fitness and Health Promotion Master's program has excellent faculty members, small class sizes and promotes research and learning through access to state of the art facilities and technology.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2016

So far I love my graduate program. I am learning a lot and I love that my programs classes are available a variety ways, through distance learning, hybrid learning and most classes occur in the evening allowing me to continue working at my full time job. The teachers I've had so far have been excellent and fair in their teaching and grading policies.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: -quality of education (professional and knowledgeable professor) -practicality and usefulness of what I have learned in my program to my career (I have been able to take several of the skills and strategies I learned in my program and instantly implement them in my job) -meaningful assignments (like the above pro, the assignments have benefited me in my career and have deepened my understanding and knowledge of my field) -student and staff diversity (opportunity to learn from my peers and professors) Cons: -affordability of living (although I do not live on campus, the housing in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area is fairly expensive) -transportation (parking is often difficult to find with so many commuter students)
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