George Mason University Graduate School

George Mason University (referred to as GMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fairfax, VA.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of GMU is $17,035 for Virginia residents and $38,986 for out-of-state students. The school has 12,035 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 39,049 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

George Mason University (referred to as GMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fairfax, VA.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1972 - Current).
GMU Directory Information
School NameGeorge Mason University (GMU)
Address4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Phone703-993-1000
Webhttps://www2.gmu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/apply-now
Financial Infohttps://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of GMU is $17,035 for Virginia residents and $38,986 for out-of-state students. The school has 12,035 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 39,049 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 307 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 53 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$38,986
$17,035 for Virginia Residents
Student Population12,035
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs307 graduate programs
(53 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at GMU is $17,035 for Virginia residents and $38,986 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $710 for Virginia residents and $1,624 for out-of-state students.
GMU offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Virginia Residents$17,035
Out-of-State$38,986
Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia Residents$710
Out-of-State$1,624
GMU offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)53 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of George Mason University is $17,035 for Virginia residents and $38,986 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.71% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$11,736$3,402$32,322$3,402
2019-2020$12,144$3,504$33,456$3,504
2020-2021$12,594$3,504$33,906$3,504
2021-2022$13,035$3,609$34,347$3,609
2022-2023$13,426$3,609$35,377$3,609
The graduate school tuition & fees of GMU is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Virginia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Virginia graduate tuition is $28,181 (public) / $17,064 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
George Mason University$17,035$38,986
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Virginia Graduate Schools$14,467$18,916
Public$15,005$28,181
Private$17,064
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $20,910 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at GMU.
On-campus living costs are increased by 2.39% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $21,564. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.52% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$12,426$4,196$12,426$5,780
2019-2020$11,946$3,378$12,264$6,318
2020-2021$12,090$3,596$12,786$6,572
2021-2022$12,630$3,606$13,268$7,562
2022-2023$13,120$3,504$13,774$7,790
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $710 for Virginia residents and $1,624 for other students at George Mason University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.72% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$631$1,489
2019-2020$652$1,540
2020-2021$671$1,559
2021-2022$693$1,581
2022-2023$710$1,624
The law school tuition at George Mason University is $26,569 for Virginia residents and $42,417 for out-of-state students for academic year 2022-2023.
The following table shows the tuition & fees for law school at GMU.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at George Mason University
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Law$23,836$2,733$39,684$2,733

Graduate Programs at GMU

George Mason University offers 228 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 4,018 students have completed their study at George Mason University.
Offered Degrees at George Mason University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree94222,835
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship390276
Doctor's degree - other10148
Post Bachelor's Degree9416759
Total228384,018
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at George Mason University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Applied Behavior Analysis program with 120 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Curriculum and Instruction program with 290 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 148 completers.
George Mason University offers 228 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 4,018 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 2,835 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 148 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 759 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 9 completers$52,800
Environmental Science9-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 3 completers-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3-
Communication and Journalism [+] 18 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric18-
Communications Technologies [+] 1 completers-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (3 completers) 300 completers$90,500
Computer and Information Sciences64$90,500
Information Technology44-
Information Science/Studies13-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration153-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications13-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance13-
Education [+] (3 completers) 735 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction290$53,400
Educational Leadership and Administration101$64,300
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration18-
Educational/Instructional Technology12-
Special Education and Teaching267$56,500
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services35$47,400
Art Teacher Education11-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 125 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering7-
Civil Engineering26-
Computer Engineering12$96,700
Computer Software Engineering26-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering21-
Systems Engineering21-
Construction Engineering1-
Industrial Engineering11-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 3 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures3-
Legal Studies [+] (4 completers) 56 completers-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers38-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law3-
Intellectual Property Law3-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)2-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)10-
English Language and Literature [+] 49 completers$55,100
Creative Writing26-
English Literature (British and Commonwealth23-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] (2 completers) 67 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences39-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (other)12-
Biometry/Biometrics12-
Biostatistics3-
Bioinformatics1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 14 completers-
Mathematics5-
Statistics9-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 109 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution35$49,000
Mathematics and Computer Science7-
International/Global Studies37-
Dispute Resolution-$66,900
Data Analytics, General20-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)10$55,400
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 29 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management22-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 3 completers-
Philosophy3-
Physical Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology1-
Chemistry8-
Geology/Earth Science4-
Physics12-
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 138 completers$68,800
Psychology59$68,800
Industrial and Organizational Psychology58-
Educational Psychology21-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 103 completers$54,200
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies25-
Critical Infrastructure Protection2-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism31-
Forensic Science and Technology44-
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 260 completers-
Public Administration93$62,100
Public Policy Analysis84$64,900
Health Policy Analysis--
Social Work76$47,400
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)7-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 172 completers-
Anthropology13-
Economics51-
Geography4$68,300
Geographic Information Science and Cartography4-
International Relations and Affairs23$60,500
International Relations and National Security Studies (other)64-
Political Science and Government5$50,100
Sociology8-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 66 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts6-
Graphic Design3-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7-
Music21-
Fine and Studio Arts Management29-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 257 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management82$64,700
Athletic Training/Trainer6-
Public Health66$53,600
International Public Health/International Health--
Medical Informatics37-
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist14-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse52$91,900
Business [+] (3 completers) 266 completers-
Business/Commerce27-
Business Administration and Management125$103,100
Project Management16-
Accounting72-
Organizational Behavior Studies14-
Real Estate12-
History [+] 27 completers-
History27$40,700
Total2,835
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 6 completers-
Environmental Science6-
Communication and Journalism [+] 8 completers-
Health Communication8-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences11-
Information Technology6-
Education [+] 34 completers$81,600
Education32$81,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)1-
Music Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 27 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering3-
Civil Engineering8-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12-
Systems Engineering4-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 3 completers-
Linguistics3-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
Rhetoric and Composition7-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 1 completers-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Biochemistry3-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (other)2-
Biometry/Biometrics12-
Neuroscience2-
Neurobiology and Anatomy4-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 9 completers-
Mathematics6-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 20 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences9-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution5-
Mathematics and Computer Science4-
Science, Technology and Society2-
Physical Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology1-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)13-
Physics6-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Psychology12-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 7 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration7-
Human Services [+] 7 completers-
Public Policy Analysis7-
Social Sciences [+] 39 completers-
Economics27-
Political Science and Government8-
Sociology4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Music (other)7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Public Health (other)3-
Nursing Science1-
Nursing Practice19-
History [+] 6 completers-
History6-
Total276
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 148 completers-
Law148-
Total148
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences--
Information Technology2-
Information Science/Studies3-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance4-
Education [+] (1 completers) 171 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction28-
Educational Leadership and Administration22-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration3-
Educational/Instructional Technology28-
Special Education and Teaching80-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services6-
Music Teacher Education2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Computer Software Engineering8-
Systems Engineering2-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 16 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences8-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (other)5-
Bioinformatics3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Statistics1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 28 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution6-
Mathematics and Computer Science--
Science, Technology and Society3-
Dispute Resolution1-
Data Analytics, General17-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 3 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 6 completers-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism4-
Forensic Science and Technology2-
Human Services [+] 6 completers-
Public Administration3-
Health Policy Analysis--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)3-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 13 completers-
Geography10-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Public Health12-
Medical Informatics2-
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist1-
Business [+] 34 completers-
Business Administration and Management19-
Project Management15-
Accounting--
History --
Total759

Graduate Student Population at GMU

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 12,035 students enrolled into George Mason University graduate schools where it has total 39,049 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 5,609 full-time and 6,426 part-time graduate students. By gender, 5,028 male and 7,007 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total12,0355,0287,007
Full-time5,6092,6442,965
Part-tme6,4262,3844,042
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 5,157 White (42.85%), 1,230 Black/African American (10.22%), 1,035 Hispanic (8.60%), 1,245 Asian (10.34%), and 3,368 students with other races. 2,449 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total12,0355,0287,007
American Indian/Native American23914
Asian1,245469776
Black/African American1,230419811
Hispanic1,035362673
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1239
White5,1572,0373,120
Two More1405882
Un-Known744328416
Non-resident Alien2,4491,3431,106
George Mason University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 3,589 graduate students (29.82% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 3,292 graduate students (27.35% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total12,035
Enrolled Online Exclusively3,589
Enrolled Some Online Courses3,292
Not in Online Courses5,154
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at George Mason University. 3,166 students are aged 20 to 24 (26.31% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.01%), 842 students are aged above 50 (7.00%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at George Mason University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total12,0355,0287,007
Age 18-19101
Age 20-2120293109
Age 22-242,9641,3101,654
Age 25-293,5541,5382,016
Age 30-341,9018021,099
Age 35-391,180462718
Age 40-491,385484901
Age 50-64783302481
Over 64593227
Age Un-Known651

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