GMU Logo
Health and Human Services - The Center for Study of Chronic Illness and Disability

CHHS Admissions

Graduate Admissions Standards and Deadlines

Selection criteria differ by program and are established by the faculty of that program. Applicants are evaluated on past academic performance, rigor of the course selection, standardized test scores (if required), letters of recommendation, goals statement, writing sample (if required), professional experience, applicant's "match" with the program, and any additional evidence of potential success in the program. The faculty determines the number of admissions offers to extend based on the resources available to the program.

The general university graduate admission standards include the following:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or international equivalent (both verified through official transcripts)
  • A 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale or better in baccalaureate study. The GPA requirement may be higher for some graduate programs. For applicants with post baccalaureate credits, a separate GPA is calculated for each institution. The difficulty of the baccalaureate degree and professional work experience may be considered in assessing the application for admission

Please see the information below for application deadlines and program requirements. To request information about your program of interest, please visit the Mason Graduate Admissions website.

Graduate Program Application Deadlines and Requirements

Program

Fall

Spring

Resume

# of Letter of Recs

Dept Form

Test Required

Expanded
Goals Statement

Global Health, MS [1]

3/1

N/A

Yes

2

 

GRE

Yes

Health and Medical Policy, MS

4/1

11/1

Yes

2

 

 

Yes

Health Informatics, MS

4/1

11/1

Yes

2

 

 

Yes

Health Services Research, PhD 4/1  N/A  Yes  2   GRE  Yes 

Health Systems Management, MHA [2]

4/1

11/1

Yes

2

 

GRE
or
GMAT

Yes

Nursing, MSN

2/1

11/1

Yes

2

 

 

Yes

Nursing, BSN to DNP

2/1

11/1

Yes

2

 

 

Yes

Nursing, MSN to DNP
2/1 11/1 Yes 2 Yes   Yes

Nursing, PhD

2/1

N/A

Yes

2

 

GRE

Yes

Nutrition, MS

4/1

11/1 Yes 2

 

 

Yes

Public Health, MPH [1]

3/1

N/A

Yes

2

 

GRE

Yes

Rehabilitation Science, PhD

2/1

N/A

Yes

2

 

GRE

Yes

Social Work, MSW
(Advanced Standing and Regular Deadline)

1/15

N/A

Yes

2

 

 

Yes

Dual MSW and MS in Conflict Resolution

1/15

N/A

Yes

2

 

 

Yes

[1] Please Note: The application process for the Master of Science in Global Health and the Master of Public Health require an application to be submitted via SOPHAS. Please visit the Department of Global and Community Health’s graduate admissions website for further details.

[2] Please Note: Applications to the Master of Health Administration program are submitted via the Health Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS). Please visit the Master of Health Administration's graduate admission website for further details.

All Graduate Certificate Application Deadlines and Requirements

Certificate

Fall

Spring

Resume

# of Letter of Recs

Dept Form

Test Required

Expanded Goals Statement

All Graduate Certificates [3]

4/1

11/1*

Yes

2 [4]

 

 

Yes [4]

[3] Please Note: The application process for the Graduate Certificate in Public Health requires an application to be submitted via SOPHAS. Please visit the Department of Global and Community Health’s graduate admissions website for further details.

[4] Please Note: The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Data Analytics does not require letters of recommendation or an expanded goals statement.

*Please Note: Spring admission is not offered for the certificates in Rehabilitation Science and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Admission is offered only in the fall for these certificates.

Certificates available for spring and fall admission: Food Security, Gerontology, Health Informatics and Data Analytics, Nursing Education, Nutrition, Public Health, Public Health Leadership and Management, and Quality Improvement and Outcomes Management in Health Care Systems.

Admitted International Students:
Please take into consideration the numerous U.S. state and federal holidays in December and January in which Mason and government offices will be closed. We ask for your patience as your I-20 documents and Visa are processed and sent to you.

Important reminders

Applications received or considered incomplete as a result of missing documents after the application deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

The official mode of communication between the College of Health and Human Services, the Office of Graduate Admissions, and applicants is email. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application and their admission decision via email. Applicants must make sure their email address stays active, as the university will use this address to communicate with applicants throughout the application process. Applicants will receive periodic emails on the status of their application as it is processed.

Graduate Admissions

Resources

Online Application
&
Application Status