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Organizational Sciences

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts (M.A.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus, Arlington Graduate Education Center

Program Overview

The program emphasizes that individuals and organizations must be ready to think and act quickly and effectively. Students are prepared to analyze and solve problems by synthesizing information, rethinking processes, enhancing collaboration, sculpting organizational culture and integrating interests of diverse stakeholders. An understanding of the systems and relationships among individuals, organizations and the environment is pivotal to success.

The program also focuses on a systems perspective, including aspects such as leadership, strategy, change, talent management, negotiation and relevant methodological and statistical techniques. Graduate students in organizational sciences work in managerial and leadership positions in every type of organization. Students concentrate in either Human Resources Management or Organizational Management.

Related areas include industrial and organizational psychology and organizational communication.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – April 1
Spring – October 1

Standardized test scores:

GRE general test (institutional code 5246). Waived for applicants who hold a J.D., M.D., or Ph.D.

Recommendations required: 

Two (2) recommendations

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 must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include 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 on the application.

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.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – Graduate Admissions Office
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 107
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions:
askccas@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.6210 (phone) ~ 202.994.6213 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday