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.

Among the Best in the Country

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University is among the best in the country. Below is a "by the numbers" look at the college's high-quality academic programs and impactful research. George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, D.C., is Virginia's largest public research university.


George Mason University's education school is among the Top 50 in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about Mason's College of Education and Human Development.


The college is nationally accredited and all eligible academic programs are nationally recognized by their specialized professional associations.


More than a third of teachers, and nearly half of administrators, in Northern Virginia's world-class public schools are George Mason University alumni.


The college's research portfolio has grown dramatically, with expenditures at their highest levels ever in FY 2015.


Almost all CEHD graduate students are in jobs related to their career goals within six months of graduating.


CEHD commits more than $1.5 million each year to offering tuition discounts and other financial support to educators in Virginia.


Among the college's faculty members are four former superintendents and four professors acclaimed for excellence by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


CEHD houses 11 innovative centers for research, including the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities and the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity.


More than a quarter of all master's degrees awarded at George Mason University are to graduate students in the College of Education and Human Development. (Source: Institutional Research and Reporting, Spring 2015).


Students graduate not just with a transcript, but with a resume. Across all CEHD programs, students are required to take part in internships, field experiences, or practicums.