Graduate Admissions

The College of Public Health prepares students for success in a variety of health and human services professions. We offer a variety of graduate degrees and certificates in public health, global health, health systems management, health informatics, nursing, social work, nutrition and food studies, and health and medical policy. Faculty and students engage in research and scholarly activities in order to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Our graduates enjoy meaningful careers as clinicians, educators, social workers, researchers, administrators, and policymakers. Mason’s proximity to the nation’s capital—the epicenter of world health and human services policy—is extremely advantageous for students seeking internships and career opportunities.

We are pleased to know you are interested in pursuing your graduate studies with the College of Public Health. Be aware that admission to our graduate programs is competitive, and selection criteria differ by program and are established by the faculty of that program. To request information about your program of interest, please complete the Graduate Program Interest Form.

In order to be successful in the application process, we encourage applicants to review the information provided on this site before applying. It’s important to note that deadlines and requirements vary by program. Applicants can learn about program-specific deadlines and requirements using the College's Admissions Standards, Requirements, and Deadlines. For further information, please contact the graduate coordinator for the individual program.

Students with an international background should visit our International Students page to learn more about our application guidelines and requirements.