The George Washington University Reviews of Master's in Social Sciences

  • 12 Reviews
  • Washington D.C.
  • Annual Tuition: $30,834
0% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Social Sciences

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Kristin Kelleher
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2016
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Great Experience. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves politics!"
Tomaz Strojnik
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I really enjoy the Elliot school because of the programs flexibility in choosing classes and for having said classes in the evening; allowing students to work during the day. The cons are mainly concerned with the very few fellowships available for IR students"
Beryl Thomas
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The Security Policy Studies program at George Washington University is one-of-a-kind. Not only do students receive a world class competitive education, but they leave GWU with formal training in professional public policy-oriented skills that give them a head start in entering the workplace."
Steven Hyde
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The are a couple of problems with the program. First, GW loves hiring Adjunct Professors, which can be really great or really bad. Some of the Adjuncts I had were incredible and others were some of the worst professors I have ever had. So the problem is that consistency of quality professors. Second, they are marketing the program to the wrong demographic. They market the program as if it an Organizational Industrial Psychology program, which it is not. Additionally they have been recruiting the newly graduated students, but the program is designed for working professionals who have been graduated for a while. This program is designed to make business consultants and thus they should advertise it correctly and to the right people."
Joshua Park
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Pros: Location, graduate network, accessibility to all kinds of opportunities, access to influential and experienced faculty who have worked in public and private sector. Cons: Fairly expensive,"
Thomas Stephenson
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Good all around, its expensive, jovial, safe, wondrous, faculty and staff (professors) have real world experience or are accomplished researchers, but not as accessible as i'd like. Financial aid is a drag and since I have had to take out loans, my education is worth it, but the general feeling regarding the economy and job prospects is grim. The quality of the education is good, but there is too much competition or too much egoism flying around. The environment aesthetically, culturally, professionally, and tranquility is good as well. A large support network exists, much doing is encouraged, much effort required."
Consepsion Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Pros - great professors with real experience. great location, and professors want you to succeed Cons - the workload is intense, it's difficult for a working professional to juggle everything. tuitions is so much!"
Grace Courter
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Overall, I feel that my program excels at providing a well-rounded study of International Affairs at the graduate level. However, it is difficult to determine where we will all fit in after graduating."
Lateefah Ferguson
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"My program is allows for a significant amount of flexibility. You can choose elective to cater to specific career goals."
Katie Wilkerson
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Graduate programs at The George Washington University are unmatched - not only is the education comparable to ivy league, the DC network is widely used/beneficial."
Alicia Holloway
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The faculty in my program truly care about the student as a whole--not just what you can do academically, but how well you can manage your professional and personal life in conjunction with your academics."
Joy Kim
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The location makes the professional and social life very exciting."