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
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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)
4.63 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is great and provides different learning specialties that I can use to enhance my career.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The Master of Social Work program at George Mason is among the newest in the state, developed in 2001. In my opinion, that attributes to some of its flaws, such as program organization and school recognition in the area. Just like any school, there are some brilliant, experienced professors in the MSW program, as well as ones who perhaps should have stuck to their original career. The hours are rough; as a full-time student, I have to take 15 credits in addition to 20 hours of field practicum every week in order to graduate in 2 years. But one great thing about the program is its distance from D.C. You can easily have a field practicum in D.C. or stay in Virginia. However, living in the vicinity of D.C. also means that the cost of living in the area (Fairfax) is very high. That is one thing you can definitely expect as a student at GMU-- high rental costs.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Advanced Biomedical Sciences program is competitive program designed for students who want to continue their education in the sciences. Great support with the staff an excellent program for post back.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

The ISA program at Mason has professors that are contributing to pushing capabilities in Information Security. While the classes provide a robust foundation of the subject, some of the material is dated.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The M.S. Peace Operations program at George Mason is unique among all other graduate programs, even those in related fields (Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Security Studies, etc). It was the first program I found, related to CAR, that extended the reach beyond theory and academia to practice in the field. All of the professors that I have had thus far have experience--military, peacekeeping, diplomacy, UN, NGO,etc--related to our topics of study that they incorporate in the classroom on a daily basis. The program centers on international interventions that seek to achieve civil order with social justice in cases of humanitarian crisis and conflict. Akin to the other courses at GMU's School of Public Policy, classes are taught in the evenings to compliment working student's schedules. This may not be to everyone's liking, but it has allowed me and my fellow students to pursue careers and internships while attending school full-time. The professors and staff are apt and willing to help students to the best of their ability, and the network of alumni stretches to include military advisers, FBI, foreign service agents, and on the other side of the spectrum, peace corps volunteers and humanitarian assistance actors.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The Art History master's degree program at George Mason is a competitive program with excellent professors who clearly want their students to succeed. The classes are rich and intellectually stimulating. The city of Fairfax is a great location a short drive from Washington, DC, and the George Mason campus is picturesque and safe.
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