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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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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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2017

For a graduate degree, the curriculum is very accommodating to what you want to study. There are 3 classes that are required, otherwise the bulk of your credits are earned through ensembles and lessons. This degree allows for a lot of time for independent practice as well as teaching in the area.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2017

George Mason University is an outstanding school for graduate studies. I was able to work with my graduate advisor to make the degree work for me rather than just checking off boxes for the degree. The faculty are all very professional and amazing. Most of the music faculty are either in professional ensembles (military bands or National Symphony Orchestra), or are retired from professional ensembles. The location is incredible. Being so close to D.C I am able to got to live concerts and perform regularly. I definitely recommend the music program at George Mason University.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2012

George Mason University's Masters of Public Administration is of a good value for students interested in pursuing a career in Public Service. The value is in presenting a hands-on, experiential curriculum that provides all students with the tools to understand how to make a difference in service to our nation. In particular, students are presented with well qualified teachers from the Washington, DC metro area who currently serve in public sector and non-profit organizations. These teachers are invaluable, as they provide their expertise in what is required to implement, formulate, develop, and advocate for public policies that benefit the public good. In summary, George Mason's Masters of Public Administration program provides an excellent education for those wishing to pursue careers in the Government and/or non-profit sector advocating for policies that benefit the nation's welfare not only for today, but for the future.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2007

It is a very good college with excellent academics. It is close to many companies with access to interships.
2.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

I feel like my Masters was not academically challenging and didn't really further my knowledge to the degree I felt that it would.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2009

Great place to learn and they have lots of programs to choose from, convenient environment and knowledgeable and expert staff.
1.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2009

I found the education, specifically the special education, program easy. The master's level work was more undergraduate level and teacher's graded easy. I learned a bit just because the area was new to me, but I wouldn't say I was challenged. My first master's was much harder, much more challenging, and more worth the money.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2008

Good school. Program has changed since I received my MBA.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2007

GMU was a great law school. The smaller size allowed for attention from professors. The tax specialty track was very well done.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2018

The Transformative Teaching Program at GMU is amazing. The content will help you create a more inclusive and student-centered classroom. The hybrid course is more online than on campus, which allows one to teach full time while still pursing the degree. Reflecting on your practice allows you to transform your abilities as a classroom teacher. Even the most experienced teachers would benefit from this course.
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