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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Master of Arts in Education & Human Development (M.A. Ed.H.D.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

One of the first programs of its kind, this course of study prepares students to work in social services agencies, employment centers and substance abuse programs. It takes an integrated approach to counseling research and practice.

The course of study includes classroom, laboratory and field-site education and training. The program includes a two-semester internship. Interns deliver counseling services, under supervision, both in the program’s Community Counseling Services Center and at health and human services agencies in the community.

This department also offers a 12-credit Post-Masters Certificate in Counseling.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – March 1 (January 15 to be considered for merit-based tuition support)
Spring – September 1
Summer – February 1

Standardized test scores:

Either the GRE general test (institutional code 5246) or the Miller Analogies Test (institutional code 1047) is required. This requirement is waived for applicants who already hold a master’s degree conferred by an accredited institution of higher learning.

Recommendations required:

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.


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 and an interview are 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:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.9283 or 800.4GW.SEHD ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday