George Mason University (GMU)

Fairfax, VA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures
General Music
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Other Fine Arts and Art Studies
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Information Science/Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management
Organizational Behavior Studies
Project Management
Real Estate
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design


Major Bachelors Masters
Administration of Special Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments, Including Blindness
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Bachelors Masters
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Systems Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Nutrition/Nutrionist
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Cognitive Science
Dispute Resolution
International/Global Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Other Microbiological Sciences and Immunology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Applied Mathematics
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Other Math and Statistics (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus)

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Other Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Cyber / Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Forensic Science and Technology

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Educational Psychology
Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (GIS)
International Relations and Affairs
Other Area Studies
Other Political Science and Government
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Health Policy Analysis
Other Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology

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GMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

43% of students gave George Mason University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

The SOM 301 which is Business writing is very hard and difficult to pass especially for international students. It is important to pass this class to be in the school of management at George Mason. With that said, it means that George Mason prepares students to be professional and be able to adapt themselves in a workplace environment. This school has great professors and programs. Also if someone has problem with english , they can improve their english writing by using the Learning resources available on campus or attending workshop. This is my second year in the school and so far I had good professors like Professor Constant Cheng for Marketing class(MKTG 301) and Patrick Walsh (ACCT 301) for Accounting class. Class size is quite big and very convenient for students to listen to their lecture. They do have high technology equipment used to facilitate professor to give their lecture and show videos or other programs.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Depending on the class size can go from 50 to 300. The professors are great and always available to assist and offer office hours. There are tutoring centers for most classes which are free and a writing center. If you search out what you are looking for you will find it at George Mason. There are many resources available to students and they are useful and helpful and free of charge.

GMU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.80
Retention Rate 86%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Smithsonian Semester. Conservation and Research Center.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: teaching (K-12)

Class Sizes at George Mason University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 26%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 12%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 59%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 26%
50 - 100 Students 12%
20 - 49 Students 59%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 67
  • Unknown and Other: 18
  • Asian: 8
  • African American: 4
  • Latino: 3
Caucasian 67
Unknown and Other 18
Asian 8
African American 4
Latino 3

Faculty at George Mason University

Total Faculty 2,477
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 3,752
Male Faculty 1,389
Part-Time Professors 1,156
Women Faculty 1,088

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