Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Organizational Leadership and Learning

Students in the organizational leadership and learning master's program focus on increasing the learning capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations to optimize growth and effectiveness. In coursework, students learn about interrelationships among people, organizations, and learning resulting in leaders with high self/others-awareness. The program includes a solid foundation in organization, leadership, and concepts with an applied emphasis. Electives are chosen with an adviser in the areas of organizational development, human performance and learning or training/development and may include two courses from other departments within the university or from the Washington Metropolitan Area Consortium of Universities.

Visit the program website for additional information.

Admission deadlines: Fall - Rolling admissions (January 15 to be considered for merit-based, on-campus tuition support)
Spring - Rolling admissions
Summer – Rolling admissions
Standardized tests: Not required.
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 (https://www.naces.org/members.php).
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 (https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements) 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 (phone) ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 21 credits in required courses and 9 credits in elective courses. 

Required
HOL 6700Human Behavior and Learning in Organizations
HOL 6701Adult Learning
HOL 6702Organizational Change
HOL 6704Leadership in Organizations
HOL 6709Leadership Development
HOL 6721Assessing the Impact of Organizational Change Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
HOL 6746Work Groups and Teams in Organizations
Electives
9 credits in elective courses, selected in consultation with advisor