All applicants for graduate study at George Mason University must meet the admission standards specified in the Admission chapter of the University Catalog.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review college policies for graduate certificate programs, particularly those sections relating to admissions at Applying to a Graduate Certificate Program.
Application to Certificate Program Only
Applicants to the graduate certificate in usability who are not currently enrolled in a degree program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences must submit
- Completed Graduate Application (online).
- Nonrefundable application fee.
- Virginia In-State Tuition Rates application if claiming entitlement to these rates.
- One official transcript from all previous institutions attended. Transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Admissions Office or, if an official electronic transcript, to the Mason’s official email address for transcript receipt. Official Transcripts.
- Goals statement should be a biographical statement outlining background, experience, and future goals.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- GRE scores taken within the past five years.
Applicants with international academic credentials should apply 30 days before the program deadline and must also provide:
- Proof of English proficiency: either TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson Test of English. Please refer to the university’s English Proficiency Standards.
- Degree certificates, diplomas, or additional transcript documentation as outlined in the university’s International Transcript Submission Guidelines.
- Applicants may supply an official international transcript evaluation from an independent evaluation agency approved by NACES or AACRAO. The WES-ICAP evaluation service includes verified academic credentials as part of the evaluation package.
Application to Certificate Program as a Secondary Program
Applicants to the graduate certificate in usability who are already accepted or enrolled in a degree program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences must submit
All students who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university are eligible to apply.
International students with F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status are advised to refer to the University Catalog's Admission of International Students to learn more about policies relating to full-time status and time limits.
Fall: March 15
All applicants are strongly advised to submit applications and all supporting documents by the programs' posted deadline dates.