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College of Education and Human Development - 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) offers undergraduate academic programs that prepare students for professions that promote learning and development across the lifespan. You’ll gain research-based knowledge; learn how to think critically, problem solve, and work in teams; and build your resume by participating in some of the country’s most sought-after internships.
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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 onsite.
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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 15 specialization areas, with coursework that focuses on both theory and practice. Our highly regarded doctoral program has prepared students for leadership roles as academicians, researchers, senior-level administrators, policymakers, and practitioners — for more than 25 years.
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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 offers several programs where students can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years. For students considering the teaching profession: Many of these programs provide not only a degree, but also all of the academic credentials required to qualify for a Virginia teaching license.
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