Graduate Programs Overview

George Mason University is a four-years, public school located in Fairfax, Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $16,644 for Virginia residents and $37,956 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
Typefour-years, public
Address4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA
Graduate School Students11,437 students
7,351 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$16,644
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 203 Graduate Programs
91 Master's, 71 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $16,644 and $37,956 for non-Virginia residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $694 for Virginia residents and $1,579 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$694$1,579
Books & Supplies$1,314
Room & Board$12,630 (On-Campus) / $13,268 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,606 (On-Campus) / $7,562 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$34,194$55,506
Off-Campus Total$38,788$60,100
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

George Mason University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 203 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
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.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 38,541 students enrolled in George Mason University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 11,437 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,641 male and 6,796 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 4,428 full-time and 7,009 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 7,351 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 2,617 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students4,641
Women Students6,796
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students4,428
Part-time Students7,009
By race/ethnicity 5,567 White, 1,158 Black, and 1,225 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
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races182
100 students are younger than 22 and 2,201 students are older than 65. The school has 5,948 students aged between 22 and 30 and 3,173 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under100
40 & Over2,201
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, 7,351 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 2,617 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment11,437
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses7,351
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2,617
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,469
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses7,351
Virginia Resident6,185
Other State In U.S.1,027
Outside of U.S.138

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