George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
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(3.8 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 288 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 52,424 (22,314 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $27,851
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2018

As a newly enrolled student at George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development, I am so far pleased with my experience. GWU's reputation for academic excellence, along with the availability of my program of study, are what compelled me to apply. Since enrolling, the faculty has been very responsive to my inquiries, and my Student Representative in the Office of Student Life has been incredibly helpful in getting me to register for classes. My program plan is very detailed and shows exactly the courses I will need, as well as when the courses are offered. This saved me a trip to my advisor's office! I also appreciate that the faculty consists of professors who currently work in the fields they teach. My professor and I both work at schools in Washington, DC, so I know that she is well-versed not only in theory, but in practical application of the concepts taught in the course. Lastly, I was very impressed by the fact that the Gelman Library on campus offered a library orientation to help new students become familiar with the library's layout and various offerings. Although I just started at GWU, I am already impressed with it as an institution, and with the people who work there. There is a welcoming, helpful spirit that assures me that I made the right decision to pursue my Master's degree there, and I recommend it to others without reservation.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall The George Washington University M.P.S in Security and Safety Leadership is an outstanding program. This program will act as a force multiplier for individuals who are currently working in positions that focus on ensuring the safety and security of this nation. It will provided students with an exceptional academic foundation in the areas of law enforcement, intelligence, security and emergency management. Students will find an immediate benefit with the program in that they will be able to immediately apply their newly learn knowledge in the workplace. The program will enhance working professionals understanding of Organizational Theory, Leadership and Culture. The faculty are not only subject matter experts in their respected fields, they are also working professionals who understand the rigors of working while simultaneously trying to complete a degree program . Because of this, the faculty will work with students to help students successful complete the program. I would recommend this program to those who are either working in the field of safety and security or are seeking employment in this field as a way to give themselves the solid academic foundation they will need in order to be successful. The George Washington University is an excellent dynamic school and the relevance of M.P.S. Safety and Security Program for security professionals is a reflection of that overall excellence.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2004

I attended George Washington University as a part-time student in the Master's Degree program in Public Policy while working a full time job. As such, I didn't get to experience much of the campus life, but I really got to benefit from engaging with a network of students in similar positions. I learned a lot about social policy issues and work in the field not just from faculty, but from my fellow students. My experience there helped shape the course of my career, and I still use much of what I learned in my work to this day.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

THE MPH program at GWU is an amazing educational advancement program that has stimulated my mind for additional learning and evokes eagerness of the application of my education to my future career. The availability of taking both online and on campus classes give a student the flexibility needed to achieve their graduate degree. I would definitely recommend this school to others wishing to pursue a Masters in Public Health.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great Experience. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves politics!
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

GW's counseling program is excellent in ways. You are getting a solid education from professors who are top in their field. The professors really do care about your education. But the down side is, EVERYTHING is so expensive. From tuition to cost of living. It can be very rough.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

I have completed both my undergraduate degree and first graduate degree on campus at GW. During the time for the second masters due to my busy work schedule I decided to do these online program. I was very fortunate to great wonderful scholarship package. Being a GW alumni I know that they have very diverse student body. The main campus is located in the heart of the nation's capital close to the White House and the State Department, with metro ride access to the National Health Institute. The professor's are leaders in their fields. In the beginning I was very skeptical about taking online course, but it worked out great with my work schedule. The projects I did for the programs could be applied directly to my day-to-day work. My degree made to more efficient at my work and made me better at what I do. I never thought I would appreciate my courses so much as each lesson I learned from the program I could apply immediate to my work place. One thing that I would advice to anyone taking online course, is to make sure that you set aside the time to go through the course lectures online even through your busy work schedule. On campus course forces students to attend class at particular time and place, but it is up to the student to set aside the time and place to attend the online course, which sometimes can be hard. Thanks to this degree I am currently in the pursuit of my 3rd graduate degree, which again will be an online program in Health care administration from University of Maryland University College.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

I am currently earning a Masters degree in Public Health at the George Washington University (GWU). As a full-time employee, I am interested in expanding my public health skill set while continuing to gain real world experience as a mental health counselor. I chose GWU because of the well-developed and interactive platform of the MPH@GW program, which is fully online. The program provides the same rigorous education offered on-campus in a format designed for working adults worldwide. I believe my educational experience is enhanced with the opportunity to work with professionals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. While educational funding is certainly an investment, the convenience afforded through the MPH@GW program comes at a price that requires great financial responsibility. I am grateful Graduateprograms.com for the opportunity to begin to reduce student loan payments that make it possible for me to attend GWU. Overall, I am confident that the investment into my future and professional development will yield long term rewards that will inspire generational impacts.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Educational Technology and Leadership graduate program at The George Washington University is an excellent program to be a student in. While the tuition per course is quite expensive, the quality of education received in all program courses is unmatched in comparison to similar programs. Professors are knowledgeable, easily accessible, and supportive.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2017

I am pursuing a Masters of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relation at The George Washington University (GW), and I am expected to graduate in May of 2017. Coming from an HBCU for my studies as an undergraduate student, the environment at GW has been exceptionally amazing. I chose GW because I wanted my education background to be as diverse as possible and take advantage of the opportunities that came with that. In the College of Professional Studies I am a part of the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM). GSPM, in 2015, was recognized by PR Week for having the #1 public relations program in the country. For that reason I do feel like I selected the right program. This has its advantages; I and other students in the program are being taught and coached by the top public relations and communications professionals in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. We have ample opportunities to rub elbows with some very important people; congressmen, press secretaries, journalists, producers, and many politically appointed officials in the federal government. Not only is the GSPM network large, but diverse as well. Amongst those important people have been Asian, African-American, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern people all who we look to for inspiration and hope that our careers will be as successful as theirs. The classroom environment is advanced, but the professors in the program are dedicated to helping us become the best. The professors provide continuous support for the job-seeking students, and often send job opportunities through email and bring any they know of with them to class. I could go on and on about the great things GSPM has done and will continue to do for its students, but there is one thing about the program that I can say is not my favorite. The classes for the Strategic Public Relations program are scheduled from 7:10 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. on designated days of the week. Working full-time and attending classes after work can take a toll on me sometimes, but I push through and I am still able to successfully complete all of my work. If it was anything I could change about the program that would be it. I encourage anyone interested in political management, corporate social responsibility, public relations, and government relation to check out GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. I can guarantee they will not be disappointed.
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