How To Apply
How do I apply and what are the admission requirements?
Application requirements and processes depend on the degree option you pursue. Below are the most common application scenarios. Meet with a TEACHERtrack@Mason team member to determine what program you should apply to.
Students entering Mason as a freshman or transfer student will follow Mason’s undergraduate admissions deadlines and requirements. Most students will select a major corresponding to their teacher preparation program. Some programs accept students as “pre-education” majors and have the student apply for “BSEd status” after showing successful completion of initial coursework and testing. A TEACHERtrack@Mason team member can tell you the specific process for your teacher preparation program.
Students entering Mason as a freshman or transfer student intending to complete an accelerated master’s program will first need to apply to Mason as an undergraduate student following the undergraduate admissions deadlines and requirements. Students will select an undergraduate major that supports their direction as a teacher, such as biology if intending to becoming a high school biology teacher. One of our TEACHERtrack@Mason team members can help you select the best major to prepare you for your master’s program. In their sophomore or junior year, students should apply for their intended master’s program following the College of Education and Human Development accelerated master's admissions deadlines and requirements. Upon acceptance into the program, students can start taking master’s courses before completing their undergraduate degree and in most cases finish their master’s program within one year after the completion of an undergraduate degree.
Students should have a completed bachelor’s degree before applying to a Mason graduate program. Applicants will need to follow the College of Education and Human development graduate application deadlines and requirements. A TEACHERtrack@Mason team member can tell you the specific process for your teacher preparation program.