George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.87 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 336 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

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

George Mason provides an amazing balance of challenge and support. I give my all with the confidence that I am learning the state of the art and the comfort of knowing my faculty will guide me with tremendous expertise!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Pursuing my Masters in Peace Operations through the School of Public Policy at the Arlington campus. Great program, professors are very supportive and helpful -- one thing (that is by no means a problem but needs to be something students understand and are looking for) is that while SPP is beginning to grow their practical policy related classes (policy communications, writing for policy professionals, etc.) the program is heavy on theory and a little light on practical/technical coursework. Overall, however, I really like the program and would recommend it highly.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Wonderful partnerships with surrounding schools and excellent professors. The surrounding area is very expensive and very crowded
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2018

The GMU graduate program in sociology provides a supportive environment for developing expertise in both academic and public/applied sociology. Faculty and advisers are approachable and interested in helping their students develop and achieve. Classes are typically scheduled later in the day to accommodate working students.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program experience was a rewarding one. As a full time student I had a rich and diverse 2yrs. Graduate school is a commitment and entails hard work and dedication. But at the end, you become a better more competitive person in your field.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

The grad program is still in its infancy. I expected it to be more challenging with greater networks. I think the program director is doing an excellent job, however, there are many classes that I would consider undergrad level. The pros of the program, however, is that it is flexible enough for students who are working full time and going to grad school part time. The hours are flexible and transportation is accessible
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

GMU is a very good university which allows student to find their paths and help them to full fill their goals.
0.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

pro: lower cost of living. con: not competitive
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

I've been a GMU Masters and PhD student for several years. The program continues to improve. E.g., they now have graduate student housing, with more on the way; the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) has a stronger presence on campus and the ear of the GMU president and the Board of Visitors; and, there is better consolidated information for graduate students via gradlife.gmu.edu.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe that you have the ability to network and meet other professionals in your cohort. The cost of the program is a little expensive and the financial aid opportunities for graduate students are pretty low.
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