Requirements

 

ETL Masters Degree Admissions Requirements

ETL Graduate Certificates Admissions Requirements

Application Terminology

Application Deadlines


ETL Masters Degree: Admissions Requirements

   Completed GW Graduate Application (submitted online)

   $75 non-refundable application fee. This can be submitted online using a credit card or via check made payable to The George Washington University.

   Two recommendations (see below)

   One official transcript from each institution attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning is required for admission to all graduate programs (see below for instructions for sending transcripts from international institutions) An undergraduate GPA of 2.75, or better, is required.

   Your resume

   Statement of Purpose (see below for instructions)

   Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores: GRE or MAT scores are optional for Masters degree applicants.

   International applicants must also submit scores from the TOEFL (see below)

 

ETL Masters Degree: Degree Status

Students may start working toward the ETL Masters Degree in non-degree status during any semester, but they must be admitted prior to starting their second semester. This means that application materials must be submitted to the Admissions Office approximately 4 weeks after starting the program. See below for specific information on admissions deadlines and requirements. Courses taken in non-degree status prior to acceptance as a degree candidate will count as transfer credit, provided the grade of "B", or better, was earned in the course. All transfer credit requests must be submitted to the ETL office for faculty review. Students may not transfer more than 12 credits into their program.

 

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ETL Certificate Programs: Admissions Requirements

Applications to the certificate programs are to include the following:

   Completed GW Graduate Application (submitted online)

   $75 non-refundable application fee. This can be submitted online using a credit card or via check made payable to The George Washington University.

   Two recommendations (see below for requirements)

   One official transcript from each institution attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning is required for admission to all graduate programs (see below for instructions for sending transcripts from international institutions). An undergraduate GPA of 2.75, or better, is required.

   A signed copy of the GSEHD Statement of Understanding

   A Statement of Purpose (see below for instructions)

   International applicants must also submit scores from the TOEFL (see below)

 

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Application Terminology

Recommendations

Two letters of recommendation are required for all applications. One letter should be from a faculty member and the other from a professional supervisor.

Transcripts from International Institutions

Official transcripts from institutions outside of 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, grades, grade point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Some of the agencies we have worked with include:

   Educational Credential Evaluators - http://www.ece.org/

   Josef Silny & Associates - http://www.jsilny.com/

   World Education Service - http://www.wes.org/

Statement of Purpose

All applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose (750 - 1000 words) meeting the following requirements.

Your Statement of Purpose for pursuing a graduate degree or certificate with the ETL program at GWU should persuade faculty that your past experiences will provide the foundation for success in graduate school. The Statement will also be reviewed as an example of your ability to communicate effectively. The following sections should therefore be included in your Statement:

Part 1: Introduce yourself, your interests and motivations
Tell us what youíre interested in, and perhaps, what sparked your desire to apply for graduate school. This should be short and to the point; it is not an autobiography.

Part 2: Summarize your undergraduate and/or previous graduate experiences
Describe any important papers or thesis projects you may have completed, or anything scholarly beyond your curricular requirements. Discuss any struggles you may have experienced, and what steps you took to overcome those challenges. Also include if there was something important that happened to you that affected your grades (such as poverty, illness, or excessive work) and may help the faculty view your academic experiences in the appropriate context.

Part 3: Summarize your work experiences
Describe your work experience, especially related to education, technology, leadership, distance learning, training, or media development (if applicable). Include what youíve been doing: company or non-profit, your work/design team, responsibilities, what you have learned, and relevant trainings you have completed or facilitated. You can also indicate here how this will help you focus your graduate studies.

Part 4: Elaborate on your academic interests
Here, indicate why you wish to enroll in the ETL program. Provide enough detail to convince the faculty that you understand the scope of the ETL program course offerings and how graduate school will help you meet your academic and professional goals. Describe any specific areas of interest. Review the ETL website for information about courses, the professors, and their research. Are there professors whose research interests parallel yours? Are there particular courses you are looking forward to taking?

Part 5: Describe your professional aspirations
In this final section elaborate on how completing a degree or certificate with the ETL program will contribute to your long-term goals and ambitions (personal, professional, academic, etc.).

Standardized Tests: GRE or MAT scores are optional for Masters degree applicants

Test scores more than 5 years old will not be considered. To be sure your scores are sent to the correct school, you must give the testing service the appropriate school code.

The codes for GSEHD are:

   For GRE scores: R5246

   For MAT scores: 1047

ETL Graduate Certificate applicants do NOT have to submit test scores.

International Applicants

International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS. Please use the institution code R5266 to have your TOEFL and TWE scores sent to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. A code for IELTS scores is not required. Additional information for international applicants can be found here.

Please note: TOEFL and/or IELTS is not required of students:

1) Whose native language is English.

2) Who have a bachelor‚s or masters degree, with a minimum two years course study, from an institution in a country where English is the native language (the U.S. and territories, Great Britain and territories, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada).

 

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Application Deadlines

   Spring Admission: October 1st

   Summer Admission: March 1st

   Fall Admission: April 1st

Applications will be considered and processed on a first come first serve basis after the application deadlines.

 

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The Educational Technology Leadership Program's
Masters Degree and Graduate Certificates
are offered through
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Educational Technology Leadership Program
2134 G Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20052
For further information call:
(571) 553-0106 or toll free (866) 498-3382
You may also send e-mail to: etlinfo@gwu.edu