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 one hundred ninety graduate programs: 88 Master's, 41 Doctorate, 61 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,894 students have been conferred Master's degree and 435 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 Students11,124 students
1,499 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 190 Graduate Programs
88 Master's, 61 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 $652 for Virginia residents and $1,540 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$652$1,540
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 190 major areas - 87 Master's (14 online programs), 40 Doctorate , 75 Post-Bachelor'(15 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
Total2,894435695-
Men1,123222208-
Women1,771213487-
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
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 37,316 students enrolled in George Mason University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 11,124 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,473 male and 6,651 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 4,497 full-time and 6,627 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,499 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,371 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total11,124
Men Students4,473
Women Students6,651
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total11,124
Full-time Students4,497
Part-time Students6,627
By race/ethnicity 5,930 White, 1,069 Black, and 1,052 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
Total11,124
American Indian /
Native American
15
Asian1,052
Black1,069
Hispanic784
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
18
White5,930
Two or more races236
Un-Known440
117 students are younger than 22 and 2,238 students are older than 65. The school has 5,781 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,981 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total11,124
21 & Under117
22-242,269
25-293,512
30-341,820
35-391,161
40 & Over2,238
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, 1,499 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,371 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment11,124
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,499
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,371
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses8,254
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,499
Virginia Resident1,168
Other State In U.S.317
Outside of U.S.14



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