College:College of Education and Human Development and College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department: Graduate School of Education and English
Highly qualified Mason undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor’s/accelerated master’s program and obtain both a BA in English or a BFA in Creative Writing and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education English Concentration in an accelerated time frame after satisfactory completion of 149 credits. See the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Degrees section of the catalog for policies related to this program.
This program of study is offered jointly by the English Department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Graduate School of Education in the College of Education and Human Development.
Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master’s degree. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.
Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in the Admissions section of the catalog. For information specific to this accelerated master’s program, see Application Requirements and Deadlines on the College of Education and Human Development web site.
Accelerated Option Requirements
Students complete the following courses in their senior year:
and to be taken in the fall semester and and in the spring semester.
While undergraduate students, accelerated master’s students are able to apply two of the courses listed above to both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. These courses are considered advanced standing for the MEd. A minimum grade of B must be earned to be eligible to count as advanced standing. The other two courses are taken as reserve graduate credit and do not apply to the undergraduate degree. Early in their final undergraduate semester, students must submit the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Transition Form to the CEHD Admissions Office and specify which of the four courses are to be designated as advanced standing and reserve graduate credit.