College of Education and Human Development

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75
  • Financial Aid Available

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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 11 centers engaged in groundbreaking research.

Our Graduate School of Education — the largest and most comprehensive in Virginia — 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.

Our School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism offers some of the university’s most hands-on graduate programs in dynamic and career-ready studies in athletic training, exercise, fitness, and health promotion, and sport and recreation studies.

We offer programs in areas such as:


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75


  • checkbox-alt TOEFL
  • checkbox-alt IELTS
  • checkbox-alt PTE
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Resume
  • checkbox-alt GRE for select PhD and Master's degree programs

Additional Requirements

We know that picking a graduate program may be daunting and we are here to help. Schedule an in-person, phone, or Skype 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

    pound 4,000 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.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Work-study Programs Available
  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Discounts for VA Educators
  • checkbox-alt Discounts for Out-of-State Students