George Mason University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 73
Bachelor's
 87
Master's
 57
Doctoral
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George Mason University is ranked on 20 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at George Mason University

We calculated a salary score for each of George Mason University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at George Mason University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Mason Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 89 97% 97% $22,000 $58,250 89
Anthropology 38 100% 100% $26,000 $25,190 38
Area Studies 67 93% 93% Not Reported $37,570 67
Biology, General 73 93% 93% $20,360 $32,230 73
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 50 100% 100% $23,000 $57,320 50
Business Administration, Management and Operations 77 95% 95% $19,000 $49,470 77
Chemistry 31 90% 90% $22,750 $34,700 31
Civil Engineering 67 99% 99% $25,750 $63,640 67
Computer and Information Sciences, General 79 97% 97% $20,500 $70,940 79
Computer Engineering 65 100% 100% $24,180 $76,460 65
Computer Science 53 100% 100% $26,700 $69,340 53
Criminal Justice and Corrections 89 96% 96% $17,500 $43,660 89
Dance 26 100% 100% $27,000 $19,460 26
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 87 100% 100% $23,250 $28,240 87
Economics 65 98% 98% $21,000 $53,150 65
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 41 99% 99% $25,000 $68,640 41
English Language and Literature, General 65 93% 93% $20,000 $31,640 65
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 9 98% 98% $21,500 $19,680 9
Finance and Financial Management Services 72 97% 97% $20,500 $56,420 72
Geography and Cartography 40 96% 96% $17,790 $34,700 40
Graphic Communications 53 100% 100% $23,500 $31,670 53
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 95 100% 100% $20,120 $37,930 95
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 74 95% 95% $21,500 $42,680 74
History 72 93% 93% $19,000 $34,700 72
Hospitality Administration/Management 85 98% 98% $18,500 $44,020 85
International Relations and National Security Studies 66 88% 88% $20,750 $40,230 66
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 70 95% 95% $20,500 $36,730 70
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 83 88% 88% $21,500 $35,210 83
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 65 96% 96% $18,750 $58,370 65
Marketing 87 97% 97% $18,000 $49,840 87
Mathematics 69 91% 91% $25,000 $51,610 69
Music 88 98% 98% $24,250 $36,040 88
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 53 100% 100% $20,460 $33,640 53
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 21 89% 89% $21,000 $24,040 21
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 79 96% 96% $23,250 $45,210 79
Political Science and Government 86 94% 94% $23,250 $42,850 86
Psychology, General 73 92% 92% $19,750 $32,890 73
Public Administration 52 93% 93% $19,490 $43,800 52
Public Health 45 96% 96% $21,500 $33,990 45
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 47 100% 100% $12,500 $64,670 47
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 95 93% 93% $20,000 $41,570 95
Security Science and Technology 77 94% 94% $26,000 $43,800 77
Social Work 44 95% 95% $20,000 $31,500 44
Sociology 97 89% 89% $18,630 $42,680 97
Sustainability Studies 25 96% 96% $22,970 $31,580 25
Systems Engineering 70 100% 100% $23,000 $72,360 70
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 65 94% 94% $20,500 $38,910 65
Visual and Performing Arts, General 54 96% 96% $25,750 $26,740 54

Salary Scores for Mason Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 99 95% 95% $26,870 $75,520 99
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 46 100% 100% $41,000 $43,240 46
Biology, General 67 100% 100% Not Reported $58,670 67
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93 97% 97% $40,900 $102,900 93
Chemistry 62 100% 100% Not Reported $64,000 62
Civil Engineering 50 89% 89% $31,800 $72,170 50
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 64 86% 86% Not Reported $50,270 64
Computer and Information Sciences, General 82 96% 96% $30,750 $103,910 82
Computer Engineering 66 100% 100% Not Reported $109,760 66
Computer Software and Media Applications 86 100% 100% $28,430 $94,410 86
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 89 100% 100% Not Reported $122,040 89
Curriculum and Instruction 84 95% 95% $26,500 $56,890 84
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 45 94% 94% Not Reported $47,260 45
Dispute Resolution 88 96% 96% Not Reported $69,340 88
Economics 91 96% 96% $34,940 $84,650 91
Educational Administration and Supervision 84 100% 100% $20,500 $69,660 84
Educational/Instructional Media Design 98 100% 100% Not Reported $75,710 98
English Language and Literature, General 98 100% 100% Not Reported $58,090 98
Fine and Studio Arts 89 93% 93% Not Reported $42,120 89
Geography and Cartography 99 96% 96% Not Reported $84,650 99
Health and Medical Administrative Services 72 93% 93% Not Reported $84,650 72
History 81 97% 97% $40,990 $47,260 81
Homeland Security 98 97% 97% Not Reported $103,080 98
Human Resources Management and Services 97 100% 100% Not Reported $91,740 97
Information Science/Studies 64 94% 94% Not Reported $84,650 64
International Relations and National Security Studies 83 95% 95% $36,800 $67,420 83
Medical Illustration and Informatics 95 100% 100% Not Reported $98,400 95
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 93 100% 100% Not Reported $67,360 93
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 71 91% 91% Not Reported $60,300 71
Music 28 95% 95% Not Reported $25,190 28
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 61 94% 94% Not Reported $52,940 61
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 82 91% 91% $49,500 $54,150 82
Political Science and Government 61 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 61
Psychology, General 100 100% 100% $41,000 $73,040 100
Public Administration 95 98% 98% $41,070 $73,110 95
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 66 95% 95% Not Reported $82,440 66
Public Health 64 96% 96% $41,000 $59,120 64
Public Policy Analysis 90 97% 97% $41,800 $73,950 90
Real Estate 64 100% 100% Not Reported $99,070 64
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35 95% 95% $30,750 $91,500 35
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 87 98% 98% $51,450 $48,430 87
Security Science and Technology 90 96% 96% $22,710 $70,460 90
Social Work 85 99% 99% $40,980 $51,760 85
Special Education and Teaching 92 99% 99% $34,250 $60,840 92
Statistics 84 100% 100% Not Reported $104,190 84
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 90 92% 92% $48,250 $53,540 90
Systems Engineering 61 100% 100% Not Reported $106,420 61
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 62 100% 100% $30,750 $52,360 62
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 80 100% 100% Not Reported $59,120 80

Salary Scores for Mason Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Economics 32 100% 100% Not Reported $87,970 32
Education, General 66 94% 94% $57,370 $80,860 66
Law 57 96% 96% $99,250 $73,870 57
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 69 92% 92% Not Reported $55,550 69
Psychology, General 91 100% 100% Not Reported $81,330 91
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19 100% 100% $50,710 $95,000 19

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Patriot01 2/20/2020

This review is especially for future active duty, retired, and separated veterans living in the same area whom are deciding on a school and degree program that best fits their needs. Over the course of 15 years I have attended 4 accredited universities and multiple colleges while in the USA and overseas. Both my roommate and I are Marines and graduate students currently living on campus. In a region where cyber security, cloud computing, and data science have taken center stage if you live in the tri-state... Read More

Aurora Johnston 8/9/2019

Overall I am glad I attending GMU. I had amazing opportunities in career advancement and I thoroughly enjoyed the classes I took. It's the best school for doing undergraduate research. Professors took interest in students' goals and lives and my biology degree program was rigorous but rewarding.