Human and organizational learning is an interdisciplinary approach that offers insights about people facing complex issues concerning individual and organizational effectiveness. The Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning provides professionals, managers and consultants with a foundation in relevant theories, concepts and practices.
The program focuses on the inter-relationships among people, organizations and learning while utilizing systemic change processes. Theory, research and practice are balanced throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to form communities to provide collective support, promote action learning and model a learning culture.
The doctoral (Ed.D.) program is available in two formats, each totaling 69 credits:
-Foggy Bottom Campus doctoral study
-Part-time or full-time study
-Classes meet weekday evenings on GW's main campus
-Executive leadership in human organizational learning
-Classes meet one weekend per month on GW's campus in Ashburn, VA
Fall– January 15 (Ed.D. and all applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based, on-campus tuition support); April 1 (Ed.S.)
Spring – October 1
Summer – March 1
Standardized test scores:
The GRE general test (institutional code 5246), the Miller Analogies Test (institutional code 1047), or the GMAT (institutional code QK4-0D-98) is required. This requirement is waived for applicants who already hold a doctoral degree conferred by an accredited institution of higher learning.
Two (2) recommendations (preferably one from a faculty member and the other from a professional supervisor)
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, please click here.
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.
Doctoral candidates are expected to write a more comprehensive essay of 750 to 1,200 words. In addition to the guidelines stated above, you should clearly indicate your primary and supporting fields of study and describe your research areas.
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 Accredited
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International Financial Aid:
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.