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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 - Summer 2015

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Congratulations to the 12 students in the PhD in Education program who successfully defended their dissertations in Summer 2015. Read more...

PhD Dissertations - Fall 2015

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Congratulations to the 16 students in the PhD in Education program who are graduating in Winter 2015! Read more...

Tuition Discounts Available on Spring 2016 Courses

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Save money on your education! CEHD offers tuition discounts to Virginia educators and out-of-state graduate students. Read more...

PhD in Education Colloquium 2015 is on Sept 18

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Faculty and students are invited to this discussion and reception featuring Dr. Suhanthie Motha, associate professor of applied linguistics at the University of Washington. Read more...

Outstanding Students Named 2015 Presidential and Dean's Scholars

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Exceptional doctoral students entering the PhD in Education program in Fall 2015 have been selected as Presidential and Dean's Scholars. Read more...

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