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Special Education at George Mason University

What traits are you looking for in a special ed school? To help you decide if George Mason University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's special ed program.

GMU is located in Fairfax, Virginia and approximately 38,541 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Special Education section at the bottom of this page.

GMU Special Education Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Special Ed

Online Classes Are Available at GMU

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, GMU does offer online courses in special ed for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

GMU Special Education Rankings

Special Ed Student Demographics at GMU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the special ed majors at George Mason University.

GMU Special Education Master’s Program

91% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 326 students who earned a master's degree in Special Education from GMU in 2020-2021, 9% were men and 91% were women.


Of the students who received a special ed master's degree from GMU, 56% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the special ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 31% of degree recipients. That is 2% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Mason University with a master's in special ed.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 27
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 31
White 183
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 48

Careers That Special Ed Grads May Go Into

A degree in special ed can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for VA, the home state for George Mason University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5,870 $66,790
Special Education Professors 4,110 $61,890
Middle School Special Education Teachers 3,150 $72,960
Special Education Teachers 2,220 $78,340
Interpreters and Translators 2,000 $70,770


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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