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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.

Learn more about earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. Speak to an advisor today.

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program and obtain both a BA or BS in any degree area and an MEd in Special Education within an accelerated time frame. Students meeting the qualifications listed below may be admitted to this program following completion of 90 undergraduate credits. They may then take 12 graduate credits within their senior year (i.e., six credits will partially satisfy requirements of both the BA or BS degree and the MEd in Special Education; six credits will be completed as reserve graduate credit toward the Master's only). If students earn at least 3.0 in these classes, they are granted advanced standing in the master's program and, upon completion of the bachelor's degree, must then take an additional 18 credits to earn the master's degree.

Students may apply for acceptance to the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program if the following requirements are met:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.0

Application Procedures:

  1. Visit the Accelerated Master's admissions webpage for a step-by-step guide to applying and access the online application.
  2. The recommendation field within the online application is your undergraduate academic advisor. This will serve as the official signature from your undergraduate academic advisor approving your eligibility into the program.
  3. Complete the application and submit. Once you submit your application, you can upload any supplementary materials such as recommendations, resume, goals statement and endorsement worksheets.

After completing 120 credits and all requirements for the BA or BS degree and filing the Graduation Intent Form, students are awarded a bachelor's degree and admitted to the MEd in Special Education program.



Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Program
BA or BS (any degree)
Bachelor's/Accelerated MEd Special Education

Semester/Year

Level

Courses

Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1*
Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1*
  • Elective: 3 (see below)
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
Reserve 2**
  • Elective: 3 (see below)
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
Reserve 2**
Summer Master's Semester 1
Summer Master's
Semester 1
  • Elective: 3 (see below)
Fall Master's
Semester 2
  • Elective: 3 (see below)
Fall Master's
Semester 2
Spring Master's
Semester 3
  • Elective: 3 (see below)
Spring Master's
Semester 3

Electives  
Choose 15 credits from graduate EDSE-prefix courses with advisors approval.

Students who wish to focus their program on a specific area in the field are advised to consider completing a licensure or non-licensure Graduate Certificate Program in conjunction with the MEd. Students may use their certificate coursework to fulfill the elective credits for the MEd degree program.

*Course counts for both the BA or BS and the Master's degree
**Course is taken for Reserve Graduate Credit and will only apply to the Master's Degree