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.


At George Mason University, our aim is not to be the best university in the world, but the best university for the world.

At the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), we embrace this vision and use it to guide our work in promoting learning and development across the life span. Built upon the foundation established by the university, CEHD’s plan is guided by the notion that we will find innovative ways to best serve the needs of our stakeholders—our students, our community, our world, and our faculty and staff.

Our strategic goals for students is to provide:

  • Innovative Learning - Provide all CEHD students with personalized, high-quality experiential learning opportunities, both regionally and globally.

  • Accessible Pathways - Nurture pathways designed to facilitate efficient, affordable access to CEHD’s broad portfolio of undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • Return on Investment - Develop intensive internship experiences for all CEHD students and support professional growth opportunities for alumni.