George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
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

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, George Mason University, offers a very competitive and enriching graduate program within the field of Special Education. Professors are encouraging, helpful, and available in and out of the classroom. My only complaint would be the lack of availability to scholarships and grants at the graduate level.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros -- excellent professors, challenging material. Cons -- workload is tough, but doable
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro: Connected to local schools in county. Con: Not a huge department, so fewer specializations of professors.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I really love the fact that our program is a cohort program. The campus is also very nice and feels extremely safe. I do think that sometimes the workload is too much considering when we inquired about the program we were told that it would be easy to balance a job and the workload and that this specific program was geared towards individuals that worked as well.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

Great experience so far. I work full time and have two kids, but the work has been manageable and the learning valuable.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I absolutely love my graduate program! It is very demanding and the internships are hard work, but overall I am getting a quality education and will graduate with my masters degree and my teaching license. Doesn't get much better than that!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

MasonOnline is fully accessible and offers rigorous course content. An asynchronous format allows for the flexibility I need to fit my education into my home and work life. I am able to bring in topics and ideas and incorporate them in my work in the education field. This program, Curriculum & Instruction, is extremely valuable and equally enjoyable.
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