George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.11 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 10 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

4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the best things that happened to me in my life was taking a degree at my school . I have lots of opportunity for learning, experiencing the technologies throughout the academics. It is also a great place of cultural diversity and you'll have the opportunity to meet hundreds of people from all over the world. Professor's are very supportive and informative to the students every time. Instead of judging you by the looks they only consider our skills and knowledge and dedication towards the subject. Overall I would recommend anyone to take a course or two at my school and try for yourself.
5.0 out of 5.0
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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.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

I am finishing up my first semester at GMU of MS in Computer Forensics. Biggest pro about taiking this program specifically at Mason is that you don't have to have a bachelors degree or any background related to in Computer Science in order to be considered. There is a list of few other academic backgrounds that still qualify. I have an foreign degree in Economics and got admitted. In the first place, it's really hard to find a school that teaches Computer Forensics as a degree. You may find classes, related to that field as a part of Computer Science program, but most likely you won't find it as a full rounded degree, especially MS. Biggest con it that if you are like me, do not have previous computer science related coursework, there re 5 preliminary classes that are required to be taken before you can start taking classes that would count towards your degree. Financial Aid cannot be used towards those 5 classes. Quality of education is probably highest that I've ever experienced anywhere. Cyber security and computer forensics is a rapidly changing world, and most of the professors actually are employed in the industry. This way we get the way of instruction that is the "insiders view" and not just limited to textbook material, and is so very recent that is not even found in the texbook yet. Most of the classes are in-person only, only small percentage is available online, also a lot of hands-on experience in the lab. Very well put together program, highly relevant to the industry class selection. A lot of assistance on government and law-enforcement involvement. Overall I'm extremely happy with my choice and can't wait to graduate .
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

George Mason is a good university for Computer Science but fee is very high. There is no good financial support.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Do note that the PhD program time limits are currently being reevaluated.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Be careful about what advisor you select. Chances for success are correlated to how often you're able to meet with your advisor. Mine is too busy to meet with his students, including me, and thus progress has suffered.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The M.S. AIT program at George Mason University is being offered at a reasonable tuition rate and number of courses. The application process was simple and it did not take long to receive my acceptance letter. This program is still fairly new but with more demand I am sure that the program will grow to be one of the most popular ones in the Washington Metropolitan area.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros about the Master of Science in Applied Information Technology program at Mason are: program is offered at a reasonable price, reasonable number of classes and credits to complete program and its academic competitiveness. The cons about the Master of Science in Applied Information Technology program at Mason are: the out of state tuition rate (twice that of in-state), the program is still fairly new but has room for growth.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

The ISA program at Mason has professors that are contributing to pushing capabilities in Information Security. While the classes provide a robust foundation of the subject, some of the material is dated.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

I like this course as it covers the managerial as well as the technological aspects of IT.
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