George Mason University Graduate Schools

George Mason University (referred to as GMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fairfax, VA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 graduate school tuition & fees at George Mason University is $15,648 for Virginia residents and $36,960 for out-of-state students. The school has 11,124 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 37,316 including undergraduate students.

George Mason University Graduate School Overview

George Mason University (referred to as GMU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Fairfax, VA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
George Mason University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1972 - Current).
George Mason University Directory Information
School NameGeorge Mason University (referred to as 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 2021 graduate school tuition & fees at George Mason University is $15,648 for Virginia residents and $36,960 for out-of-state students. The school has 11,124 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 37,316 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 186 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 29 programs are available online classes.
GMU Graduate School 2021 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$36,960
$15,648 for Virginia Residents
Student Population11,124
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs186 graduate programs
(29 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at George Mason University is $15,648 for Virginia residents and $36,960 for out-of-state students for academic year 2020-2021. The tuition per credit hour is $671 for Virginia residents and $1,559 for out-of-state students. George Mason University offers the alternative tuition plans.
GMU 2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Virginia Residents$15,648
Out-of-State$36,960
Tuition per Credit Hour
Virginia Residents$671
Out-of-State$1,559
George Mason University 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 George Mason University 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 at GMU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)29 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

George Mason University 2021 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the graduate school tuition & fees of George Mason University is $15,648 for Virginia residents and $36,960 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.22% compared to previous academic year.
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & fees at George Mason University
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016-2017$10,628$3,096$29,306$3,096
2017-2018$11,228$3,252$30,932$3,252
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
For academic year 2020-2021, the living costs are $18,662 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at George Mason University. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.36% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $19,358. Off-campus living costs are increased by 4.18% compared to previous academic year.
2020-2021 Living Costs at George Mason University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2016-2017$11,678$3,682$12,186$4,908
2017-2018$12,028$4,074$12,028$5,612
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
For academic year 2020-2021, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $671 for Virginia residents and $1,559 for other students at George Mason University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 1.23% compared to previous academic year.
2020-2021 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour George Mason University
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016-2017$572$1,350
2017-2018$603$1,424
2018-2019$631$1,489
2019-2020$652$1,540
2020-2021$671$1,559

Graduate Programs at GMU

George Mason University offers 202 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 4,024 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 Degree87142,894
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship390300
Doctor's degree - other10135
Post Bachelor's Degree7515695
Total202294,024

George Mason University offers 202 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 4,024 students have completed their studies.
  • 2,894 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 135 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 695 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 [+] 12 completers$52,800
Environmental Science12-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 8 completers-
African Studies0-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies8-
Communication and Journalism [+] 12 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12-
Communications Technologies [+] 0 completers-
0-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (4 completers) 360 completers$90,500
Computer and Information Sciences84$90,500
Information Technology63-
Information Science/Studies27-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration119-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications52-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance15-
Education [+] (6 completers) 825 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction421$53,400
Educational Leadership and Administration117$64,300
Special Education and Teaching220$56,500
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services48$47,400
Art Teacher Education7-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching12-
Engineering [+] (2 completers) 164 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0-
Civil Engineering37-
Computer Engineering25$96,700
Computer Software Engineering39-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering26-
Systems Engineering24-
Construction Engineering2-
Industrial Engineering11-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 10 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures10-
Legal Studies [+] 20 completers-
Law0-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers6-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law1-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)9-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)4-
English Language And Literature [+] 67 completers$55,100
English Language and Literature0$55,100
Creative Writing27-
English Literature (British and Commonwealth40-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] (4 completers) 55 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences30-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (other)14-
Biometry/Biometrics8-
Biostatistics2-
Bioinformatics1-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 32 completers-
Mathematics10-
Statistics22-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 145 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution66$49,000
Mathematics and Computer Science5-
International/Global Studies30-
Dispute Resolution15$66,900
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)29$55,400
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 12 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management12-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 6 completers-
Philosophy6-
Physical Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry5-
Geology/Earth Science5-
Physics6-
Psychology [+] 61 completers$68,800
Psychology50$68,800
Educational Psychology11-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 87 completers$54,200
0$54,200
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration10-
Forensic Science and Technology32-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism27-
Critical Infrastructure Protection18-
Human Services [+] 311 completers-
0-
Public Administration111$62,100
Public Policy Analysis91$64,900
Health Policy Analysis12-
Social Work83$47,400
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)14-
Social Sciences [+] 180 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology13-
Economics60-
Geography10$68,300
Geographic Information Science and Cartography13-
International Relations and Affairs45$60,500
International Relations and National Security Studies (other)24-
Political Science and Government7$50,100
Sociology8-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 58 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts1-
Graphic Design3-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2-
Fine Arts and Art Studies (other)6-
Music19-
Fine and Studio Arts Management27-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (6 completers) 137 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management20$64,700
Athletic Training/Trainer2-
Public Health35$53,600
International Public Health/International Health5-
Medical Informatics18-
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist18-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse39$91,900
Business [+] (4 completers) 282 completers-
Business/Commerce37-
Business Administration and Management118$103,100
Project Management19-
Accounting68-
Organizational Behavior Studies25-
Real Estate15-
History [+] 34 completers-
History34$40,700
Total2,894
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 15 completers-
Environmental Science15-
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Health Communication2-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences15-
Information Technology10-
Education [+] 53 completers$81,600
Education46$81,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)5-
Music Teacher Education2-
Engineering [+] 23 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1-
Civil Engineering8-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering13-
Systems Engineering1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 1 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics1-
English Language And Literature [+] 0 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Rhetoric and Composition0-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 6 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies6-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Biochemistry4-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (other)2-
Biometry/Biometrics3-
Neuroscience1-
Neurobiology and Anatomy3-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics3-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 35 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences10-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution13-
Mathematics and Computer Science8-
Science, Technology and Society4-
Physical Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology5-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)13-
Physics4-
Psychology [+] 23 completers-
Psychology23-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 2 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration2-
Human Services [+] 8 completers-
0-
Public Policy Analysis8-
Social Sciences [+] 30 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Economics19-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology6-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 1 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music (other)1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Public Health (other)0-
Nursing Science4-
Nursing Practice24-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total300
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 0 completers-
Total135
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1 completers-
Women's Studies1-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (4 completers) 77 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences1-
Information Technology30-
Information Science/Studies17-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications29-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Education [+] (12 completers) 307 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction48-
Educational Leadership and Administration37-
Administration of Special Education2-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration2-
Educational/Instructional Technology36-
Special Education and Teaching63-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness1-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism40-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services1-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching2-
Foreign Language Teacher Education3-
Music Teacher Education2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1-
Reading Teacher Education25-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor44-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Engineering1-
Computer Software Engineering7-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Telecommunications Engineering0-
Systems Engineering2-
Operations Research0-
English Language And Literature [+] 2 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] (4 completers) 103 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences18-
Biomedical Sciences82-
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (other)1-
Biometry/Biometrics1-
Biostatistics0-
Bioinformatics0-
Neurobiology and Anatomy1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)0-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 5 completers-
Mathematics0-
Applied Mathematics (other)0-
Statistics5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 16 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution5-
Mathematics and Computer Science1-
Gerontology4-
Science, Technology and Society0-
Cognitive Science1-
Computational Science0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)5-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0-
Psychology [+] 10 completers-
Psychology10-
Applied Psychology0-
Applied Behavior Analysis0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 13 completers-
0-
Forensic Science and Technology13-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism0-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management0-
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations0-
Human Services [+] 28 completers-
0-
Public Administration6-
Public Policy Analysis6-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)16-
Social Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Geography5-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2-
National Security Policy Studies0-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Art/Art Studies7-
Fine and Studio Arts Management0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 15 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Public Health3-
International Public Health/International Health1-
Medical Informatics0-
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist1-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse4-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)6-
Business [+] (2 completers) 81 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management0-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)18-
Accounting63-
Auditing0-
Management Science0-
Actuarial Science0-
History [+] 12 completers-
History0-
History (other)12-
Total695

Graduate Student Population at GMU

For academic year 2020-2021, total 11,437 students enrolled into George Mason University graduate schools where it has total 37,316 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 4,428 full-time and 7,009 part-time students. By gender, 4,641 male and 6,796 female students are attending George Mason University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for George Mason University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
George Mason University
TotalMaleFemale
Total11,4374,6416,796
Full-time4,4281,9472,481
Part-tme7,0092,6944,315
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at George Mason University.
There are 5,567 White (48.68%), 1,158 Black/African American (10.13%), 1,001 Hispanic (8.75%), 1,225 Asian (10.71%), and 2,486 students with other races. 1,345 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at George Mason University
TotalMaleFemale
Total11,4374,6416,796
American Indian/Native American291217
Asian1,225462763
Black/African American1,158369789
Hispanic1,001352649
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander10010
White5,5672,2873,280
Two More18260122
Un-Known920409511
Non-resident Alien1,345690655
George Mason University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 7,351 graduate students (64.27% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 2,617 graduate students (22.88% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for George Mason University.
Distance Learning Student Population at George Mason University
Number of Students
Total11,437
Enrolled Online Exclusively7,351
Enrolled Some Online Courses2,617
Not in Online Courses1,469

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