Thank you for your interest in programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University. The webpages of this section contain general instructions and information about graduate admissions and the application process.
Graduate Degree-Seeking Students
Applicants to graduate degree programs apply online using the Application for Graduate Study (below).
For the most successful application experience, we encourage you to follow these steps before starting the online application process:
Review Admission Standards (at the tab above) to determine your eligibility.
Familiarize yourself with the Application Requirements (at the tab above).
- Identify the people you will ask for letters of recommendation.
- Write your goals statement as required by your program.
- Take standardized tests as required by your program.
Note the deadline for your program (tab above).
Assemble all required materials and apply before the deadline.
Contact your program (link to right) with questions about the program or their requirements.
Graduate Certificate Students
Applicants to graduate certificate programs should read the web page "Applying to a Graduate Certificate" (see below).
Undergraduate and Nondegree Students
Applicants to undergraduate degree programs and nondegree students apply online using the links to the right. If you have any questions about our programs, see the link to Degrees and Certificates to the left.