George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University Reviews

Based on 36 Reviews
4400 University Dr Fairfax, VA
College Review
Career PreparationB+
Students and CultureB+
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsB+
B+
Great
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at George Mason University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
35
11
Cognitive Science
0
Educational Psychology
15
Health Policy Analysis
13
History, General
96
54
8
Humanities/humanistic Studies
4
International Relations and Affairs
198
64
International/global Studies
30
Latin American Studies
4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
138
Linguistics
1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
39
2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
5
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
55
70
5
6
Philosophy
5
4
Political Science and Government, General
1
24
2
Political Science and Government, Other
153
Psychology, General
387
57
6
19
Public Administration
44
98
9
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
10
11
Public Policy Analysis, General
145
6
16
Religion/religious Studies
2
Russian Studies
13
Science, Technology and Society
1
Social Work
50
75
Sociology
47
5
3
Sustainability Studies
14
Women's Studies
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Administration of Special Education
3
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
1
Applied Mathematics, Other
1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
21
12
Art Teacher Education
14
Art/art Studies, General
0
4
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
42
0
Creative Writing
15
32
Curriculum and Instruction
442
50
Education, General
36
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
94
Education/teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
105
Educational/instructional Technology
22
English Language and Literature, General
126
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
44
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
13
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
41
7
Health Teacher Education
90
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
60
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
20
5
Reading Teacher Education
7
Rhetoric and Composition
248
Special Education and Teaching, General
211
18
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
23
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
4
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
17
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
248
26
24
Business Administration and Management, General
165
173
Economics, General
186
45
17
Finance, General
179
Marketing/marketing Management, General
91
Operations Research
0
Organizational Behavior Studies
40
Project Management
18
Real Estate
17
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
42
Computer and Information Sciences, General
86
53
1
16
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
32
Computer Science
22
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
88
34
Critical Infrastructure Protection
19
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration
1
1
Information Science/studies
39
10
Information Technology
264
69
19
8
Systems Engineering
28
17
5
4
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
1
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
3
Biochemistry
2
Bioinformatics
0
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
0
Biological and Physical Sciences
3
Biology/biological Sciences, General
278
20
Biometry/biometrics
8
2
2
Biostatistics
1
Chemistry, General
55
14
Epidemiology
0
2
Geography
26
20
15
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other
9
Geology/earth Science, General
19
0
0
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
157
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
4
Mathematics and Computer Science
3
6
1
9
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
2
Mathematics, General
46
14
2
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
14
3
Neuroscience
58
6
Physical Sciences
0
Physical Sciences, Other
4
Physics, General
25
8
4
Statistics, General
17
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
26
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
6
Clinical Nutrition/nutritionist
11
5
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
139
Gerontology
0
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
0
Health Communication
3
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
75
0
6
Health/health Care Administration/management
34
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management
0
International Public Health/international Health
14
2
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
4
Medical Informatics
23
Neurobiology and Anatomy
1
Nursing Practice
21
Public Health, General
42
4
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
198
48
1
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration
13
5
Criminal Justice/police Science
314
Cyber/computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
25
Dispute Resolution
31
Forensic Science and Technology
7
28
1
Law
154
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
2
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
20
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
0
Biomedical Sciences, General
11
49
Civil Engineering, General
68
17
1
Computer Engineering, General
16
29
0
Computer Software Engineering
43
5
Construction Engineering
10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
57
33
1
7
Engineering
0
4
Environmental Science
24
22
13
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
7
4
Industrial Engineering
19
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
35
Dance, General
17
1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
22
Fine and Studio Arts Management
22
2
Graphic Design
1
Music Performance, General
52
Music, General
16
Music, Other
0
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
3
Visual and Performing Arts, General
119
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Tourism and Travel Services Management
64
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Engineering
10
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at George Mason University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
Biometry/biometrics
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Curriculum and Instruction
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/instructional Technology
Engineering
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Gerontology
Information Technology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Policy Analysis, General
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
Special Education and Teaching, General
Systems Engineering
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Administration of Justice, Class of 2007
Not many.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Speech Communications, Class of 1994
Nothing that I know of.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2014
I don't know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1987
Writing, basic required courses such as math and science.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
english, Class of 1986
English degree is very broad; I had to go back and get my education credits to teach, even though I didn't want to be a teacher. I can't rate my school except with regards to my degree, which isn't fair to the school.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, BA, Class of 1989
I went to school before the internet era so we just really had career fairs and an active alumni association. However, I really feel that I benefited from attending a school so close to a major city with deep ties to the business community. I see that Mason now has active social media and web support tools for grads and near-grads. I don't feel that great classes or curriculum was provided to help students enter the job market, but I also believe most state schools were lacking in that in the 1980's. As an executive in the staffing field for more than 20 years, I'd say broadly that most schools today don't do a great job of job preparedness for new grads and it is a clear area for growth and improvement.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1988
none
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2015
It's near the government and has a lot of job fairs and networking events, as well as established professors and clubs and research projects.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Government and Politics, Class of 2000
The school offered career counseling and a few courses on resume writing and interviewing skills.
Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Administration of Justice, Class of 2007
Commuter school.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Speech Communications, Class of 1994
Disconnected
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2014
It was fine, nothing special or out of the ordinary
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1987
This was a long time ago, but I think GMU was more of a commuter school in those days. I think students were more part-time and trying to maintain jobs or families outside school. GMU may be different now.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
english, Class of 1986
Very diverse from metropolitan area. When I attended, there were a lot of "older" students and commuters.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, BA, Class of 1989
when I attended GMU, it was mostly part-time, commuter students. I did attend full time and actively participated in student government, intramural sports and the greek system. I am glad to see that Mason has grown and thrived and now has a wide range of full and part time students, both traditional and commuter.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1988
commuter school
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2015
It's highly diverse and has over 30,000 students.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Government and Politics, Class of 2000
At the time, over 80% of the students were commuter students because of location of the school to the bigger cities around it. As a result, students would have to be proactive in getting involved in school activities or be "lost in the sauce." I thought the students, generally, leaned to the left a bit on politics and related issues, again, stemming from the location of the school.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Administration of Justice, Class of 2007
Computer labs, dining halls, convenience stores, campus stores, gym, pool, showers, dorms, auditoriums.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Speech Communications, Class of 1994
Very nice.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2014
Fine
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1987
School was still growing then, but there was a great library and a dining hall. It was also close to stores and local conveniences.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
english, Class of 1986
It's been over 30 years. We had few of those things when I attended, but now GMU is a huge, modern university.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, BA, Class of 1989
good to very good! I am basing this on current status as I have been back to campus several times.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1988
Back in the 80's - poor. Now - excellent
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2015
they're up to date and doing a lot of construction to implement more things.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Government and Politics, Class of 2000
I graduated in 2000, so I don't recall a lot except that it was "special" to have your own computer in your dorm room to not have to go to a computer lab. I thought we had great amenities - areas like a pavilion, a quad, student hall, various dining options, newer residents buildings, an auditorium...
Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Administration of Justice, Class of 2007
Johnson Center.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Speech Communications, Class of 1994
I have no idea.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2014
I don't know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1987
At that time, GMU was still developing, so I can't think of any popular activities -- maybe the anarchists' guild. Now, the basketball team is successful and very popular.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
english, Class of 1986
I can't answer this. I was a commuter student not involved in many activities. There is much to do there now, but not so much when I attended.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, BA, Class of 1989
again, my personal experience is pretty outdated but I have always seen great involvement for mason students in local and national politics and NGO's because of their proximity to the Nation's capitol.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1988
Fraternities/Sororities
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2015
Sports games, the campus events like Mason Day, and the club fairs.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Government and Politics, Class of 2000
Participating in Greek life was probably the most popular. Again, with such a high percentage of students commuting, if you didn't get involved with school clubs or sports, you wouldn't have much going on outside of your classes.
Rated January 2016