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Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts

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

The Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Program is an exciting new collaboration between GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.  The program, the only one of its kind in the country, offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines and enriches coursework from GSEHD’s Museum Education Program and the Columbian College’s master's degree in Jewish Cultural Arts.

The program prepares students for employment in many settings, ranging from educational institutions that span pre-school through the university to the world of museums and tourism.  As Jewish cultural programming continues to expand, our graduates will be equipped to assume leadership roles within Jewish community centers, YMHAs, summer camps, college campus organizations, museums and other cultural organizations.

The program will equip students with the knowledge and pedagogical practices of an arts and culture-based approach to Jewish education. It is designed for students from a variety of academic backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to service in the Jewish community and an eagerness to explore and create learning environments that extend beyond conventional academic settings. The first cohort of students will begin the Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Program in summer 2014.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Summer – Check with department.

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, 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.

Additional requirements:

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:
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 ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday