Mason has eight graduate programs listed among top 25 nationally, led by part-time law that is best in nation among publics

George Mason University has achieved phenomenal success in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 graduate program rankings, with an impressive total of 18 programs securing positions in the top 50 nationally. The university’s graduate programs have consistently demonstrated outstanding quality, expertise, and impact. Notably, eight of Mason’s graduate programs have been ranked in the top 25 nationally, affirming its status as a prominent institution for advanced degrees.

Topping the list is the part-time law program at the Antonin Scalia Law School, which claimed the prestigious position of being the best in the nation among public universities. Additionally, the Schar School of Policy and Government contributed two programs among the top 10 nationally for public universities. Other programs earning national recognition include criminology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as elementary education and special education in the College of Education and Human Development.

Mason President Gregory Washington expressed pride in the university’s exceptional programs, faculty expertise, impactful research, and student achievements. Acknowledging Mason’s status as the largest public research university in Virginia, with campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Manassas, President Washington anticipated the positive impact of the ongoing $250 million transformation of the Arlington Campus.

The rankings for various graduate programs, such as online master’s programs, are conducted at different times throughout the year. These rankings reflect the institution’s commitment to excellence and the preparation of students for success.

Particularly noteworthy is the success of Mason’s part-time JD program at the Scalia Law School, which has been acclaimed for its flexibility, high quality, and competitive pricing. The Schar School has also carved out a distinct niche, with five of its specialties topping the charts in Virginia and two ranking in the top five nationally among public institutions. Additionally, the criminology program at Mason has garnered widespread recognition for its applied research and its ability to prepare students for impactful careers in various sectors of the justice system.

The Mason School of Education’s stellar performance in the rankings affirms the institution’s commitment to providing students with expert faculty instruction, combined with valuable hands-on learning experiences. The rankings underscore the productivity and impact of both faculty and students.

The U.S. News’ rankings for graduate programs cover fields such as business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing, basing their evaluations on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure faculty quality, research, and student success.

In summary, George Mason University’s outstanding performance in the latest rankings underscores its commitment to providing exceptional graduate programs that equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their respective fields.

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