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PhD in Education

PHD Flyer Welcome to the PhD in Education Program at the Graduate School of Education, George Mason University. The PhD in Education degree is specifically for professional practitioners in education, including those in public or private schools, community or government agencies, professional associations, and other education-related settings. Like other education doctorates, this degree program includes study and practice of educational and counseling research as well as study and application of theory and practice in the fields of education and counseling.

This program provides an advanced professional education designed:

  • To improve knowledge and skills useful in current or planned educational and counseling roles, and
  • To improve the ability to analyze current social, economic, political, and ethical issues and concerns in their relationship to various educational and community situations and activities.

Our doctoral program is individualized, interdisciplinary, and experiential. Students, with the guidance of faculty advisors, plan their own programs to meet self-defined goals. To accomplish these goals, students engage in a variety of intensive courses, independent studies, seminars, and internships of a highly practical nature. Success in the program requires a high degree of personal initiative, self-directed learning, and commitment to inquiry as a style of personal and professional growth.

For additional information about the PhD in Education program please see the video.

News and Announcements

PhD Dissertations - Spring and Summer 2014

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Fourteen PhD in Education students recently defended their dissertations as part of the final requirements for receiving a doctoral degree. Read more...

Doctoral Student Receives Aspiring Superintendent Scholarship

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Langley High School principal Matthew Ragone recently received the AASA Aspiring Superintendent Scholarship, marking the second year in a row that a George Mason University PhD student has won the award. Read more...

Four Outstanding Students Named Dean’s Scholars

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Four exceptional doctoral students who are entering the PhD in Education program in Fall 2014 have been selected as Dean's Scholars. Read more...

New Tuition Discounts for CEHD Graduate Students!

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Tuition discounts are now available! Virginia educators and CEHD out-of-state graduate students may qualify. Read more...

Gary Galluzzo Receives the 2014 David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement

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One of the preeminent honors in the education field will be presented on March 1 to Dr. Gary Galluzzo, recipient of the 2014 David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education. Read more...

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