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George Mason University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityB Research AvailabilityC
Research FundingC Graduate PoliticsB+
Errand RunnersA Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]C Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessB Education QualityB
Faculty AccessibilityA Useful ResearchB
ExtracurricularsF Success-UnderstandingF
Surrounding CityF Social Life/EnvironmentF
"Individual" treatmentC FriendlinessB
SafetyB Campus BeautyC
Campus MaintenanceB University Resource/spendingB
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Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Self Absorbed

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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
Though I enjoyed the Masters' program in Forensic Science, I feel the University and the Faculty failed to be realistic (and were perhaps even deceitful) about the chances for relevant employment after this course of study. My entrance essay clearly indicated I wanted to be a DNA analyst, and turns out I didn't have enough Biology in my undergraduate study to qualify. Why not tell me when I applied that I should go in a different direction?

Four years later I have yet to find a position in which to use the knowledge I gained. I feel in retrospect that I was just a meal ticket. A little advising early in the process (which I didn't know I needed at the time) could have greatly improved my chances. All it would have taken is 15-30 minutes and it might have changed the course of my life for the better.

We students actually conjectured that one key professor was slipping mentally… he let the ball drop on many things that he should have been on top of.

Students, do your due diligence and find out what's really involved in your field and what job prospects there are (and what education/qualifications are necessary). It might save you some serious heartache (and wallet-ache)

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