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The PhD in Education program is individualized, interdisciplinary, experiential and is designed for professional practitioners. Our students bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to their studies, as well as a commitment to scholarly endeavors.

The programs offer graduate students unique advantages including: personal attention from highly-connected faculty members; cutting-edge research opportunities; and exceptional career prospects that derive from George Mason’s location within the vibrant Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The PhD in Education degree program requires a minimum of 85 credits of study beyond the baccalaureate degree or a minimum of 55 credits beyond the master's degree. However, an individual's program typically requires 10 more credits depending on the person's goals, program requirements, and previous preparation. Students have five years to complete all course work and the portfolio reviews. Five additional years are allowed to complete the dissertation. Most students complete the entire program in five or six years.