George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.87 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 345 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

2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

Pro: In-state tuition Con: Very conservative faculty
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent, well informed professors, quality and relevant curriculum, courses are offered at convenient times for those with careers.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, the program provided excellent professors who are current leaders in the profession. The professors were flexible and considerate about the schedules of working adults. The partnership between the university and my school district also allowed for affordable tuition rates; my school district's agreement to cover the cost of several courses made it possible for me to complete the program. The coursework was rigorous and, overall, relevant to a career move in educational leadership.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I have always been interested in helping people. My last year of undergraduate studies, I began a job within in the Special Education field. I was working with a very difficult population, severe behavioral and academic deficits. This is where I realized what I ultimately want to do in my life. I want to help those that need it most. This is why I decided to pursue a degree in Special Education and receive my Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist certification. Currently I am attending George Mason University online and I need tuition assistance because without it, I do not financially have the money to finish pursuing my career goals. I currently work with an ABA service company locally in my area. I would love the opportunity to continue with my studies to graduate doing my best helping those who need it most strive to do and be their best within our world. Please lend me a helping hand in allowing me to follow this path to create a successive future for me and my family, as well as those who I am currently helping and those whom I have not yet helped. These families benefit tremendously from ABA services, and I would like to continue to make this my path, to help these families relate, care, and understand their children whom are just misunderstood and in need of guidance. The George Mason Graduate program is a great program for Special Education and ABA certification. I am very pleased with the professors and the course load. I do however have trouble financially affording the tuition for the graduate program I am currently pursuing. There has not been any grants or assistance offered to me aside from FASFA loans and the amount offered for my load is not enough to cover all my courses for this spring semester. I financially do not have the ability to afford these courses alone with the university tuition rate so high. It would be very much appreciated to be considered for any grant assistance. I really appreciate the opportunity and your time. Thank you.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2016

I chose George Mason University because I wanted an MEd with initial teacher's licensure so that I could teach English as a Second Language at the secondary level. Many other programs offered mostly general education courses, with a few tailored to teaching ESL, but at George Mason, nearly every course in my program was specific to teaching ESL. The best resources at GMU are the professors; all of my classes were taught by professionals with experience working in public schools, and they ensured that we were prepared to put theory into practice. I have found great enthusiasm for GMU's program from hiring school administrators, who recognize the quality of teachers and interns coming from George Mason.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I graduated from Mason with my undergrad so I know they are an amazing school.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

This rating is not just of the program but also of the University itself. This program is very valuable in an area so full of galleries and arts venues to learn from. The location suits the program very well and the professors' are full of valuable knowledge.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I learned a lot from my professors and enjoyed many of them. I felt the level of support given from advisers was not very great. Most of the time I was finding out things on my own and after the fact. I was not informed of an alternate route for licensure that was applicable for me and my adviser was aware. This could have dramatically affected my graduation had I not found out from another student I am still very upset about that. Other than the poor advisement I have enjoyed my graduate program very much.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is reasonable, but there are times when the work can be a little much. I understand that the coursework is supposed to prepare students for their careers, but possibly splitting some of the courses into different subjects may beneficial.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros are definitely the knowledge of the professors, and resources of the University. Cons are the cost of living in the DC area, and the traffic (depending on when are where your classes are.) Overall though, I'm glad I chose GMU for this program!
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