College of Education and Human Development

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA


Details at a Glance

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  • Application Fee

  • Financial Aid Available


Degrees Offered

Advanced Programs for Educators, Counseling, Doctoral Studies, Education Leadership, Education Policy, Educational Psychology, International Education, Kinesiology & Athletic Training, Learning Technologies, School Psychology, Special Education, Sport Recreation and Tourism Management, Teacher Preparation

Our Program

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) inspires students to promote learning and development across the life span.

The college is a nationally recognized leader in educator preparation, special education, counseling, and school leadership and is home to 3 schools and 9 centers engaged in groundbreaking research.

Our School of Education— one of the largest and most comprehensive in Virginia—is the alma mater of 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 degree and certificate options in areas such as advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and education policy.  Our renowned PhD in education program offers a wide range of specializations and is among the largest in the country.

The School of Kinesiology offers exceptional academic programs dedicated to promoting optimal health and enhancing the quality of life through physical activity. The school offers programs in athletic training, kinesiology, and a kinesiology concentration within the PhD program.  

Our School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management offers some of the university’s most dynamic, hands-on graduate programs, including sport and recreation studies. Students pursuing degrees in these areas are well prepared to enter careers in fields that are rapidly growing in popularity and demand. 

Learn more about some of our programs below.

·        Athletic Training

·        Initial Teacher Licensure

·        Learning Technologies

·        Sport and Recreation Studies


  • Application Fee



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Additional Requirements

We know that picking a graduate program may be daunting and we are here to help. Schedule an appointment with us in the CEHD Office of Admissions to discuss your goals and what options we have.

Application Deadline

A complete listing of our deadlines may be found on our website.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound4,000 Students

Clubs & Associations

CEHD offers several student organizations for its students, including:

  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society-Gamma Mu Upsilon Chapter
  • Mason Athletic Training Society
  • PhD in Education Student Organization

Access our Student Success Resources page to learn more.

What Our Students Say

  • This degree is exactly the type of professional development I needed. The courses are related to the content, and they allow for research and projects to be embedded into my daily instruction and practices. I receive support not only from my professors but from the other students as well to improve in different areas of my teaching.

    Amanda Madden, Curriculum and Instruction, Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning ‘22
  • The faculty I have worked within my time at George Mason has been world-class. I owe all I have learned and accomplished to my faculty and their genuine investment in their students' education and ambitions.

    Bekah Ransbro, Sport and Recreation Studies ‘20

Tuition & Financial Aid

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