Graduate Programs Overview

George Mason University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Fairfax, Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $16,098 for Virginia residents and $37,410 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds three graduate programs: 91 Master's, 41 Doctorate, 71 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 3,195 students have been conferred Master's degree and 469 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameGeorge Mason University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA
Graduate School Students11,201 students
1,865 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$16,098
Out-of-State$37,410
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 203 Graduate Programs
91 Master's, 71 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at George Mason University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Virginia residents, the tuition & fees are $16,098 and $37,410 for non-Virginia residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $671 for Virginia residents and $1,559 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$12,594$33,906
Fees$3,504$3,504
Cost per Credit$671$1,559
Books & Supplies$1,278
Room & Board$12,090 (On-Campus) / $12,786 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,596 (On-Campus) / $6,572 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$33,062$54,374
Off-Campus Total$36,734$58,046
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$13,724$14,480$15,138$15,648$16,098
Out-of-State$32,402$34,184$35,724$36,960$37,410

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

George Mason University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 599 major areas - 90 Master's (21 online programs), 39 Doctorate , 70 Post-Bachelor'(20 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total3,195469749-
Men1,150218201-
Women2,045251548-
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Legal Studies
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
History
Legal Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 37,863 students enrolled in George Mason University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 11,201 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,512 male and 6,689 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 4,409 full-time and 6,792 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,865 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,437 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total11,201
Men Students4,512
Women Students6,689
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total11,201
Full-time Students4,409
Part-time Students6,792
By race/ethnicity 5,637 White, 1,069 Black, and 1,105 Asian students are attending at George Mason University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total11,201
American Indian /
Native American
28
Asian1,105
Black1,069
Hispanic850
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
11
White5,637
Two or more races222
Un-Known712
129 students are younger than 22 and 2,224 students are older than 65. The school has 5,731 students aged between 22 and 30 and 3,114 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total11,201
21 & Under129
22-242,357
25-293,374
30-341,898
35-391,216
40 & Over2,224
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At George Mason University, 1,865 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,437 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment11,201
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,865
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,437
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses7,899
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,865
Virginia Resident1,340
Other State In U.S.512
Outside of U.S.13



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