School of Education - George Mason University

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Notice:

Mason to move to virtual instruction for rest of semester, extend spring schedule by a week. Find out what you need to know to be prepared. Visit Mason's Coronavirus Information page and read Dean Ginsberg’s letter to CEHD students.

All of our doctoral programs are designed to develop outstanding educational researchers who have a deep understanding of the scientific, practical and policy issues they study.

PhD in Education Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Program Eligibility

Applicants must have conferred a master’s degree prior to beginning course work in the PhD program. Three years of work experience in a professional setting may be required.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Deadlines

Fall Admission
January 15th

Spring Admission
October 1st *

All required materials must be in the admissions office by the admission deadline to ensure proper processing. If you are missing parts of the required application materials, your application is incomplete and will not be considered.