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Individualized Program: Education and Human Development

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 program is designed to meet specific career and professional objectives of applicants who have unique needs. Its flexible structure can be tailored to prepare for new and emerging fields in education and human development. The program consists of 36-credit-hours and is available within or across the three departments of GSEHD.

It must contain a 12-credit-hour core curriculum consisting of courses in human development, social/historical/philosophical foundations in education and curriculum. The remaining 24 credit hours must correspond directly to the program objectives and bear a direct relationship to each of the areas identified above. A minimum of 6 credit hours of fieldwork, or the equivalent, must be a part of the program. All work toward the degree must be specified at the time the initial program is developed.

Spring, summer and fall admit available. Visit our Prospective Students section for more general Admissions information.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – April 1 (January 15 to be considered for merit-based, on-campus tuition support)

Spring – October 1

Summer – March 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, 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 and a pre-application interview (202.994.1447) 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 ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday