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Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

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Programs of Study

Undergraduate Programs

Discover career-ready majors and minors! The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason offers undergraduate academic programs that prepare students for professions which promote learning and development across the lifespan. You’ll gain research based knowledge; learn how to think critically, problem solve, and work in teams; plus build your resume by participating in some of the country’s most sought after internships. See below to explore your options!
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Graduate Programs

Convenient, flexible, and affordable, The College of Education and Human Development offers a full range of master's degrees, courses, and certificates. Areas of study include teacher and counselor preparation, advanced studies for teachers and school leaders, instructional technology, sport and recreation studies, exercise, fitness and health promotion, and research. Choose from dozens of academic programs available on campus, online, and on-site. Our graduate programs meet the growing demand from students and professionals who wish to pursue advanced study or more effectively serve their industries and communities.
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PhD Programs

Are you interested in pursuing a doctorate in education? The PhD in Education program provides advanced research training and professional study in your choice of 15 specialization areas, with course work that focuses on both theory and practice. The PhD doctoral program is highly regarded and has, for more than 20 years, prepared students for leadership roles as academicians, researchers, senior-level administrators, policymakers, and practitioners.
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Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Programs

Are you interested in accelerating your college studies? The College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University offers several programs where students can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years. For students considering the teaching profession: Many of these programs are a great option because they meet the academic requirements needed to qualify for a Virginia teaching license. Undergraduate students at George Mason University may apply for this option in the second semester of the junior year. The minimum GPA is 3.0.
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