How to Apply

Applying to a GMU Human Factors and Applied Cognition Graduate Program


Decide on the Type of Graduate Degree

  1. PhD in Human Factors and Applied Cognition
  2. MA in Human Factors and Applied Cognition
  3. Certificate in Usability
  4. Certificate in Transportation Human Factors 

Review Application Requirements


Contact Current Program Faculty

  1. After deciding on the type of graduate degree, contact current GMU faculty to discuss your academic interests, goals, specifics on the program, and research being conducted at GMU.
  2. Faculty contact information can be found on the HFAC website.

Submit a George Mason University Graduate Application

  1. Follow the instructions on the College of Humanities and Social Sciences admissions page.
  2. Submit your application by the deadlines listed on the Admissions website.
  3. Forward any official transcripts to the Office of Admissions as stated in the application. DO NOT forward transcripts to the psychology office as this will delay the university review of your application and an admission decision.