The George Washington University

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Job Placement & Development


2121 I Street

Washington, DC 20052

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

This 12-hour graduate certificate program is designed for state, federal, nonprofit, and community-based rehabilitation professionals. It allows them to enhance their ability to assess and place persons with disabilities into steady employment environments. Students delve into the social and cultural dimensions of counseling and the foundations of rehabilitation counseling, as well as job development and job-placement methods and techniques. Areas of study include labor marketing information, supported employment and independent living. The graduate certificate, available on-campus or online, provides exceptional opportunities, including a 100-hour practicum that allows students to gain immediate access to the field. In addition, students are paired with a professional mentor. Admission Requirements Admission deadlines: Fall – April 1 Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendation Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services. Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application. Additional requirements: A resumé is required. International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.


Middle States Accreditation

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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