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

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I really enjoy my masters program, and I have leaned so much thus far. I just wish they had a little more guidance as to advising what classes to take during each semester. Apart from that, I love how this graduate program lets me have an area of specialization, and the professors here are very knowledgable!!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Uniquely situated in the bustling DC metroplex, George Mason offers unparalleled academic and professional opportunities. I am a second-year student in the MPA program and I've been impressed with the caliber of discussion in the classroom and the opportunities afforded to students because of our location and strong alumni network.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

The program I'm in tests the ability and creativity in a student. I feel that I'm more able to express myself in ways that I cannot comprehend. The teaching style between professor and student garners good feelings towards the program and is more of a discussion-based than lecture-based.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I have appreciated my journey with George mason while earning my masters Degree. Access to the counselor has been challenging. Entrance to the program was difficult in which I almost turned to another school. Parking is terrible, especially when you already pay high fees for classes, parking for the class should be included.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I've felt overall, this program has been very beneficial to my professional development as a teacher. The opportunities to participate in a classroom each semester in a fantastic school county are amazing!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The focus on multiculturalism and social justice as well as the outstanding faculty are all definitely pros of the counseling program at Mason. On the con side, I would have appreciated more counseling opportunities, more opportunities for live supervision, and more use of case studies to develop learning around diagnosis, case conceptualization, etc.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

As an Accelerated Masters student (currently still an undergraduate but taking graduate courses) I must say that this program is wonderful! At all times I feel that I am being challenged to become a better student and [future] psychologist. My professors are extremely knowledgeable and even though I am still an undergraduate student, they do not expect any less from me than they do from my peers. The pros of my program certainly exceed the cons, which I honestly cannot even think of. The only con I would have to say would be the choice in concentrations. At other universities, a concentration that is more geared towards development is offered versus in this program, it is not. Besides that, all thumbs up for the Educational Psychology program at GMU!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

As a doctorate student at GMU, I appreciate the flexibility that is imbedded into our program of study.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

As a accelerated masters student, I would recommend the educational psychology program for those who want to earn their masters degree in 5 years. The faculty and staff are amazing by being prompt and truly caring about your needs as a student. I'm extremely happy about choosing Mason to receive my masters degree.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I am not happy with the University as a whole. While most of my professors are professional, I have had several that are extremely unprofessional and nothing was done to correct the problem. I feel that I am learning more as a substitute than as a student in my program. Most of the assignments are "busy work" and do not enhance the process at all.
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