M.A. Ed & HD
Professionals in Organizational Leadership and Learning focus on increasing the learning capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations to optimize growth and effectiveness. In coursework, expect to learn about interrelationships among people, organizations, and learning resulting in leaders with high self/others-awareness.
The program includes a solid foundation in organization, leadership, and concepts with an applied emphasis. Electives are chosen with an adviser in the areas of organizational development, human performance and learning or training/development and may include two courses from other departments within the university or from the Washington Metropolitan Area Consortium of Universities.
The master's degree in Organizational Leadership and Learning is offered in the following formats and locations:
Evening studies (full-time or part-time): Foggy Bottom Campus
Evening and weekend studies: GW Hampton Roads Center in Virginia
Fall - April 1 (January 15 to be considered for merit-based, on-campus tuition support)
Spring - October 1
Summer – March 1
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.
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.
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
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.