Our Graduate School of Education 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.
The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors
in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education,
kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management.
SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and
a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one
or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a
transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.
As Virginia’s largest public research university, George Mason University is here to provide you not only a path to your degree, but a college experience like no other. Our top priority is to provide students with a transformational learning experience that helps them grow as individuals, scholars, and professionals.
The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) is the right place to find a diverse group of outstanding students and professionals working with a team of dedicated, internationally renowned, and friendly scholars and educators. With a shared goal of enhancing the quality of life through healthy and abundant living, students, faculty, and community partners expand skills and professional practices in the classroom, the field, and other centers of learning.
In the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, there is a direct connection between
your course work and your planned career. Every program requires fieldwork or internships
so you can gain on-the-job experience even before you graduate.
You’ll be prepared for practitioner and management roles in a variety of settings including
public, private, government, education, and non profit.
The college’s innovative research and pace of performance has resulted in a research portfolio that has grown dramatically compared to peer institutions, with annual expenditures exceeding $16 million annually. This research of consequence, undertaken by faculty in both schools, advances knowledge in the learning and developmental sciences, benefiting the greater community in Virginia and beyond.