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George Mason University - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Fairfax, VA | http://chss.gmu.edu
Joined in June 2010

About Us

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at George Mason University is a leader in the humanities and social sciences nationally and internationally with 14 graduate certificates, 18 master's and 10 doctoral degrees. As an R-1 university in the DC-Metro area, students have access to incredible leadership, occupational, and research opportunities in a breadth of industries and academic fields, and our students graduate prepared to lead economically successful and civically engaged lives. Join CHSS, and be at the center of it all.  

Graduate Degree Programs

Anthropology: (MA, Accelerated MA)

Art History: (MA, Accelerated MA)

Communication: (PhD, MA, Accelerated MA)

Creative Writing: (MFA)

  • Fiction: (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)
  • Nonfiction Writing: (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)
  • Poetry: (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)

Criminology, Law and Society: (PhD, MA)

  • Criminal Justice: (MS, Accelerated MS)

Cultural Studies: (PhD, English: Concentration in the MA)

Digital Public Humanities: (Graduate Certificate)

Economics: (PhD, MA, Accelerated MA)

English: (MA)

  • College Teaching (ENGL): (Graduate Certificate)
  • English (Concentration in Linguistics): (Accelerated MA)
  • English Pedagogy: (College Teaching (ENGL): Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)
  • Ethics and Public Affairs: (Philosophy: Concentration in the MA)
  • Folklore Studies: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration, Graduate Certificate)
  • Linguistics: (PhD, English: Concentration in the MA)
  • Literature: (English: Concentration in the MA)
  • Literature and Composition: (Graduate Certificate)
  • Professional Writing and Editing (ENGL): (Graduate Certificate)
  • Professional Writing and Rhetoric: (English: Concentration in the MA)
  • Professional and Technical Writing: (Professional Writing and Editing (ENGL): Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language: (Graduate Certificate)
  • Teaching of Writing and Literature: (English: Concentration in the MA)
  • Writing and Rhetoric: (PhD)

Foreign Languages: (MA)

  • Foreign Languages (with a concentration in Spanish): (Accelerated MA)
  • Foreign Languages (with a concentration in Spanish/Bilingual Multicultural Education): (Accelerated MA)
  • French: (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)
  • Spanish: (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)
  • Spanish and French: (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)
  • Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education: (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Global Affairs: (MA, Accelerated MA)

Higher Education:

  • College Teaching (HE): (Graduate Certificate)
  • Education Specialization in Higher Education: (PhD)
  • Higher Education Administration: (Graduate Certificate)
  • Higher Education Pedagogy: (College Teaching (HE): Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)
  • Higher Education and Student Development: (MA)

History: (PhD, MA, Accelerated MA)

Interdisciplinary Studies: (MAIS)

  • Computational Social Science: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration)
  • Energy and Sustainability: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration)
  • Folklore Studies: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration)
  • Individualized Studies: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)
  • Religious Studies: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration)
  • Social Entrepreneurship: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration)
  • Social Justice and Human Rights: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration)
  • War and the Military in Society: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration)
  • Women and Gender Studies: (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS, Accelerated MAIS Concentration, Graduate Certificate)

Middle East and Islamic Studies: (MA, Accelerated MA, Graduate Certificate)

Philosophy: (MA, Accelerated MA)

  • Philosophy and Cultural Theory Concentration
  • Ethics and Public Affairs Concentration

Psychology: (PhD, MA)

  • Applied Developmental Psychology: (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD, Concentration in the MA)
  • Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology: (MPS)
  • Applied Psychology: (Graduate Certificate)
  • Transportation Human Factors: (Concentration in the Applied Psychology Graduate Certificate)
  • Usability: (Concentration in the Applied Psychology Graduate Certificate)
  • Clinical Psychology: (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience: (Graduate Certificate)
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD, Concentration in the MA)
  • Human Factors/Applied Cognition: (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD, Concentration in the MA)
  • Industrial/ Organizational Psychology: (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD, Concentration in the MA)
  • Psychology (with a Concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience): (Accelerated MA)
  • Science Communication: (Graduate Certificate)

Sociology: (PhD, MA, Accelerated MA)

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at George Mason University is a leader in the humanities and social sciences nationally and internationally with 14 graduate certificates, 18 master's and 10 doctoral degrees. As an R-1…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Education
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Research & Social Science

Location & Contact

  • phone 703-993-5975
  • mail
    chssgrad@gmu.edu
  • George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    4400 University Drive MS 3A3
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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