George Mason University Reviews of Master's in Special Education

  • 8 Reviews
  • Fairfax (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $35,724
0% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Mary Parker
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2015
  • Degree: Special Education
"My academic advisor was clear with me from the beginning about what my courseload would look like as well as the necessary requirements to achieving my goals. I've had nothing but good experiences here. My professors are knowledgeable and available. Mason's LIFE Program is also an incredible asset to the university. It provides graduate students with the opportunity to work with students with disabilities, gaining valuable experience and teaching skills."
Diana Khraibani
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2014
  • Degree: Special Education
"Excellent, well informed professors, quality and relevant curriculum, courses are offered at convenient times for those with careers."
Megan Howard
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Special Education
"I learned a lot from my professors and enjoyed many of them. I felt the level of support given from advisers was not very great. Most of the time I was finding out things on my own and after the fact. I was not informed of an alternate route for licensure that was applicable for me and my adviser was aware. This could have dramatically affected my graduation had I not found out from another student I am still very upset about that. Other than the poor advisement I have enjoyed my graduate program very much."
christine stone
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2014
  • Degree: Special Education
"I have appreciated my journey with George mason while earning my masters Degree. Access to the counselor has been challenging. Entrance to the program was difficult in which I almost turned to another school. Parking is terrible, especially when you already pay high fees for classes, parking for the class should be included."
Blake DiMeglio
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2014
  • Degree: Special Education
"Overall, George Mason University, offers a very competitive and enriching graduate program within the field of Special Education. Professors are encouraging, helpful, and available in and out of the classroom. My only complaint would be the lack of availability to scholarships and grants at the graduate level."
Philipp Matthew
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2014
  • Degree: Special Education
"Pros: Teaching professors who are incredibly passionate about their profession, multiple opportunities to collaborate with peers, amazing Adaptive Technology Lab and class, many future job leads, and extremely affordable tuition for in-state residents. Mason's Special Education program is truly a hidden gem on campus! I already have a graduate degree from a "top tier" school (that was much more expensive) and Mason has definitely proven to be an excellent value proposition in my professional life. Cons: Fairfax, VA is one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S. so Mason remains a "commuter school" (although this has improved recently) with parking that's scarce/expensive, and not much name recognition for Mason in the wider world (although this seems to be improving as well) despite a large international segment of our student body."
Amber Flynn
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2013
  • Degree: Special Education
"The Graduate program allows me to work in the school system while going to grad school. I am able to use field experience in my grad class from my classroom that I work in. The professors are very supportive and helpful."
charlotte cain
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2013
  • Degree: Special Education
"I am so very lucky to be a part of George Mason University's Special Education Graduate Program. Built into the masters is your certification to teach in Virginia. One of the best things about it is that every teacher I have had so far has also been a K-12 special education teacher in one of Virginia's wonderful school counties so we wind up having a lot of connections to multiple schools and districts. All of the classes align perfectly with what we need to know for our work in the field. It even gets into teaching how to communicate effectively with your coworkers and the students' parents. The only downfall is that often times, it is easiest to take classes over the summer (being that as teachers we have off that time) but the summer semester has us double booked for about three weeks before the public school systems in VA let out. It also can be frustrating because the college's Spring Break doesn't align with the surrounding school counties Spring Break so we wind up having to take a week off of work or a week off of school in order to have a spring vacation."