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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3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2011

George Mason has a great ed program that is focused on very important parts of the ed world. We focused a lot in culturally responsive teaching and connecting with student's families. A lot of the projects were very practicum based and a lot of our assignments were connected to work we would do or were already doing for the classroom. They also gave us a strong grounding in education theory which helped us to continue developing our own vision of what a good education was to us. It was an overall great program.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I am currently enrolled in the George Mason online cohort to receive my Master's in Administration. I am enjoying my classes and like that my peers come from different areas of America and some are evening taking online courses abroad. I am pleased with the rigor of my courses and how much I am learning about being a positive educational leader.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2019

Strong program where you can pursue a range of courses/fields not offered at the vast majority of Economics programs.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

George Mason University MSW program is the most affordable in the area. It is a growing program with small class sizes, which assist with hands-on understanding. The class offerings are limited and not very flexible. Overall it is an excellent prom compared to the few others in the area that offer MSW.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The school and support system is great but Fnancial Aid for International Students is not helpful
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Some pros are I will be certified to teach and therefore it should be easier for me to find a job upon completion of my degree. This program has very helpful advisors and professors who care about the students. Some cons are the workload in some of the courses if you also work full-time in addition to being a full-time student.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Although a fairly new program, the M.S. in Computer Forensics is an excellent program for those to take their legal, criminal, or technology skills to the next level. In a time where cyber crime is on the rise, The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University (GMU) prepares it's students to be competitive in careers relating to the latest technology. GMU takes advantage of one of it's key traits, which is location, location, location! We are minutes away from the nations capital an many staff members that are professors in the program are government/FBI/CIA affiliates. This gives students access to those with top-notch real world experience. Since this is a young program, there are still some key slots in terms of professors and courses that still need to be found. However, I would still consider it one of the top underrated programs of it's kind in the country.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

As an Electrical Engineering graduate student at George Mason University, I have come to learn a few things about the program. We are given many opportunities through projects to gain practical knowledge by applying what we have learned in lectures. I believe I have learned the most from all the projects I've had in my classes rather than from exams. Professors always make themselves available whether in person or electronically and are very accommodating to students. They understand that many students are working full-time and are willing to work around students' schedules if necessary. Some classes are purely based on theory, and I've noticed that those classes seem to be harder to grasp for many students since there is little practical application or real-world examples.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

One of the Pros is that , i get to experience real life work. For example, studying how to generate some signals or even building circuits and most importantly programming so basically diverse. One of the cons, this program is time consuming , i spend most of my time on campus studying 8 am until some times 12 am, social life decreased by 60% but still i try my best to over come this problem.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

George Mason University's School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (GMU SPGIA) in Arlington, VA is one of the many departments offering a Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.) degree in the Washington, DC area. While the name-recognition/prestige of the degree pales in comparison to nearby schools such as Georgetown and George Washington University, the quality of education is similar and costs are significantly lower - especially if you receive in-state tuition. Further, the location of the school ensures that you have ample opportunity to do meaningful internships and/or grow your network of people working in government, lobbying, and consulting. Additionally, if you are working full-time, GMU does a excellent job of ensuring that you can pursue the degree with minimal conflict with work. Overall, the program is a great value for the price which is its comparative advantage compared to more established options in the area.
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