George Mason University Rankings Based on Salary

  • George Mason University ranks better than 73% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • George Mason University ranks better than 70% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Mason Bachelor's Degrees

Mason ranks higher than 73% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 89% $22,000 $58,249 89%
Anthropology 38% $26,000 $25,194 38%
Area Studies 67% Not Reported $37,568 67%
Biology, General 73% $20,361 $32,234 73%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 50% $23,000 $57,318 50%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 77% $19,000 $49,467 77%
Chemistry 31% $22,750 $34,704 31%
Civil Engineering 67% $25,750 $63,643 67%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 79% $20,500 $70,942 79%
Computer Engineering 65% $24,177 $76,460 65%
Computer Science 53% $26,696 $69,338 53%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 89% $17,500 $43,658 89%
Dance 26% $27,000 $19,455 26%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 87% $23,250 $28,236 87%
Economics 65% $21,000 $53,150 65%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 41% $25,000 $68,638 41%
English Language and Literature, General 65% $20,000 $31,640 65%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 9% $21,500 $19,683 9%
Finance and Financial Management Services 72% $20,500 $56,415 72%
Geography and Cartography 40% $17,794 $34,704 40%
Graphic Communications 53% $23,500 $31,670 53%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 95% $20,124 $37,928 95%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 74% $21,500 $42,682 74%
History 72% $19,000 $34,704 72%
Hospitality Administration/Management 85% $18,500 $44,021 85%
International Relations and National Security Studies 66% $20,750 $40,233 66%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 70% $20,500 $36,728 70%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 83% $21,500 $35,213 83%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 65% $18,750 $58,372 65%
Marketing 87% $18,000 $49,843 87%
Mathematics 69% $25,000 $51,607 69%
Music 88% $24,250 $36,041 88%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 53% $20,463 $33,637 53%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 21% $21,000 $24,035 21%
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 79% $23,250 $45,207 79%
Political Science and Government 86% $23,250 $42,853 86%
Psychology, General 73% $19,750 $32,885 73%
Public Administration 52% $19,486 $43,798 52%
Public Health 45% $21,500 $33,993 45%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 47% $12,500 $64,672 47%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 95% $20,000 $41,565 95%
Security Science and Technology 77% $26,000 $43,798 77%
Social Work 44% $20,000 $31,495 44%
Sociology 97% $18,625 $42,682 97%
Sustainability Studies 25% $22,969 $31,581 25%
Systems Engineering 70% $23,000 $72,357 70%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 65% $20,500 $38,906 65%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 54% $25,750 $26,739 54%

Salary Scores for Mason Master's Degrees

Mason ranks higher than 87% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 99% $26,874 $75,518 99%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 46% $41,000 $43,240 46%
Biology, General 67% Not Reported $58,673 67%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93% $40,899 $102,902 93%
Chemistry 62% Not Reported $63,997 62%
Civil Engineering 50% $31,798 $72,168 50%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 64% Not Reported $50,270 64%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 82% $30,750 $103,913 82%
Computer Engineering 66% Not Reported $109,763 66%
Computer Software and Media Applications 86% $28,427 $94,408 86%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 89% Not Reported $122,038 89%
Curriculum and Instruction 84% $26,500 $56,888 84%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 45% Not Reported $47,260 45%
Dispute Resolution 88% Not Reported $69,338 88%
Economics 91% $34,935 $84,653 91%
Educational Administration and Supervision 84% $20,500 $69,657 84%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 98% Not Reported $75,706 98%
English Language and Literature, General 98% Not Reported $58,092 98%
Fine and Studio Arts 89% Not Reported $42,123 89%
Geography and Cartography 99% Not Reported $84,653 99%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 72% Not Reported $84,653 72%
History 81% $40,988 $47,260 81%
Homeland Security 98% Not Reported $103,078 98%
Human Resources Management and Services 97% Not Reported $91,744 97%
Information Science/Studies 64% Not Reported $84,653 64%
International Relations and National Security Studies 83% $36,801 $67,420 83%
Medical Illustration and Informatics 95% Not Reported $98,403 95%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 93% Not Reported $67,362 93%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 71% Not Reported $60,298 71%
Music 28% Not Reported $25,194 28%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 61% Not Reported $52,941 61%
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 82% $49,500 $54,154 82%
Political Science and Government 61% Not Reported $52,107 61%
Psychology, General 99% $41,000 $73,035 99%
Public Administration 95% $41,070 $73,112 95%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 66% Not Reported $82,440 66%
Public Health 64% $41,000 $59,124 64%
Public Policy Analysis 90% $41,800 $73,949 90%
Real Estate 64% Not Reported $99,072 64%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35% $30,750 $91,502 35%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 87% $51,447 $48,432 87%
Security Science and Technology 90% $22,705 $70,456 90%
Social Work 85% $40,977 $51,762 85%
Special Education and Teaching 92% $34,250 $60,839 92%
Statistics 84% Not Reported $104,192 84%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 90% $48,247 $53,537 90%
Systems Engineering 61% Not Reported $106,421 61%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 62% $30,750 $52,357 62%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 80% Not Reported $59,124 80%

Salary Scores for Mason Doctoral Degrees

Mason ranks higher than 57% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Economics 32% Not Reported $87,973 32%
Education, General 66% $57,374 $80,858 66%
Law 57% $99,248 $73,870 57%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 69% Not Reported $55,547 69%
Psychology, General 91% Not Reported $81,333 91%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19% $50,705 $94,999 19%

George Mason University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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.