George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University

4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
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3.6389 Based on 9 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
B+
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
B+

Degree Overview

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.

2382 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
23
8
 
 
Applied Psychology
 
 
 
1
 
Cognitive Science
 
 
 
0
 
Educational Psychology
 
 
28
 
 
Health Policy Analysis
 
 
6
 
 
History, General
 
79
34
 
9
History, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
25
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
 
 
 
8
International Relations and Affairs
 
374
98
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
 
44
 
 
Latin American Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
225
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
 
 
 
1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
30
4
 
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
 
12
 
 
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
 
120
144
12
28
Philosophy
 
7
3
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
 
11
 
5
Political Science and Government, Other
 
161
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
2
 
Psychology, General
 
356
56
 
21
Public Administration
 
30
81
4
 
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
 
 
8
2
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
 
72
0
11
Religion/Religious Studies
 
4
 
 
 
Russian Studies
 
2
 
 
 
Science, Technology and Society
 
 
 
0
5
Social Work
 
63
84
 
 
Sociology
 
31
7
 
4
Sustainability Studies
 
29
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
 
 
5
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

2025 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Administration of Special Education
 
 
 
1
 
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
 
1
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
26
 
Applied Mathematics, Other
 
 
 
1
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
11
3
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
 
13
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
 
 
6
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
45
4
 
Creative Writing
 
30
50
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
414
96
 
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
 
 
 
1
 
Education, General
 
 
 
 
52
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
 
57
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
 
 
 
3
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
136
27
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
49
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
73
 
 
 
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
 
 
36
 
 
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
 
 
2
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
 
 
2
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
36
7
 
 
General Studies
 
15
 
 
 
Health Teacher Education
 
60
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
8
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
89
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
 
 
0
0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
17
15
0
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
10
 
Rhetoric and Composition
 
218
 
 
6
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
273
56
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
 
13
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
22
2
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
 
2
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
37
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1392 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
251
64
48
 
Auditing
 
 
 
30
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
223
125
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
55
 
 
Economics, General
 
136
32
 
15
Finance, General
 
188
 
 
 
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
 
 
35
 
 
Management Science
 
 
 
5
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
118
 
 
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
 
4
 
Operations Research
 
 
 
2
 
Organizational Behavior Studies
 
 
19
 
 
Project Management
 
 
17
 
 
Real Estate
 
 
25
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1224 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
 
45
0
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
237
58
3
13
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
14
1
 
Computer Science
 
13
 
 
 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
 
 
30
4
 
Critical Infrastructure Protection
 
82
50
 
 
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
 
 
152
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
 
18
24
 
Information Technology
 
336
61
11
6
Systems Engineering
 
41
20
1
4

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1069 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
20
14
 
 
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
11
 
 
 
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
 
 
16
5
 
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
392
 
 
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
1
 
Health Communication
 
 
 
 
6
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
128
 
2
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
21
 
 
International Public Health/International Health
 
 
2
0
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
67
 
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
48
12
 
Neurobiology and Anatomy
 
 
 
0
9
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
19
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
5
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
2
 
Public Health, General
 
 
50
6
 
Public Health, Other
 
 
 
 
1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
181
28
1
 
Rehabilitation Science
 
22
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1020 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
 
 
1
 
Astronomy
 
3
 
 
 
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
1
 
 
6
Biochemistry
 
 
 
 
10
Bioinformatics
 
 
1
1
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
 
 
 
7
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
310
28
25
 
Biometry/Biometrics
 
 
9
0
3
Biostatistics
 
 
2
0
 
Chemistry, General
 
31
10
 
 
Computational Science
 
 
 
2
 
Geography
 
22
17
9
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
 
 
 
5
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
8
5
 
 
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
 
273
 
 
 
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
 
 
 
 
2
Mathematics and Computer Science
 
10
4
2
5
Mathematics, General
 
53
9
 
5
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
 
 
15
4
2
Neuroscience
 
61
 
 
2
Physical Sciences, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
19
12
 
3
Statistics, General
 
4
18
0
 

658 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
84
4
 
4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
 
66
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
87
43
 
7
Computer Engineering, General
 
50
23
 
 
Computer Software Engineering
 
 
33
2
 
Construction Engineering
 
 
2
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
88
26
0
5
Engineering, General
 
 
 
1
 
Environmental Science
 
29
14
 
8
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
4
3
 
Industrial Engineering
 
 
14
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
55
 
 
 
Telecommunications Engineering
 
 
 
6
 

320 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
 
38
 
 
 
Dance, General
 
21
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
30
 
 
 
Fine and Studio Arts Management
 
 
67
0
 
Graphic Design
 
 
5
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
54
 
 
 
Music, General
 
 
19
 
 
Music, Other
 
 
 
 
5
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
 
1
 
Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
76
4
 
 

47 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Tourism and Travel Services Management
 
47
 
 
 

4 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Engineering
 
 
2
 
 
National Security Policy Studies
 
 
 
2
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at George Mason University.

Program
Associate's
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, General
 
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
History, Other
 
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
 
 
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
 
 
 
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
 
Systems Engineering
 
 
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services)
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Academic English Program/ Workplace English Program)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
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

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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?

3.4444444444444 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Speech Communications, Class of 1994

    Nothing that I know of.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Literature, Class of 1987

    Writing, basic required courses such as math and science.

    4 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.

    2 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    3 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

3.6666666666667 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 2014

    It was fine, nothing special or out of the ordinary

    3 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.

    4 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.

    5 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2015

    It's highly diverse and has over 30,000 students.

    4 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.8888888888889 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Administration of Justice, Class of 2007

    Computer labs, dining halls, convenience stores, campus stores, gym, pool, showers, dorms, auditoriums.

    5 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.

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Education, Class of 1988

    Back in the 80's - poor. Now - excellent

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2015

    they're up to date and doing a lot of construction to implement more things.

    4 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...

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.5555555555556 Based on 9 Reviews
  • 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.

    3 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.

    4 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 2015

    Sports games, the campus events like Mason Day, and the club fairs.

    4 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
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