Admission deadlines:

Fall – Rolling admissions

Spring – Rolling admissions

Summer – Rolling admissions

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 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. See the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.

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: ~ 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 in required courses and successful completion of a comprehensive examination.

SPED 6210Universal Design for Learning and Assessment
SPED 6214Applied Research in Secondary Transition Practices
SPED 6222Leadership in Disability Public Policy
SPED 6230Person-Centered Assessment Practices (taken for 3 credits)
SPED 6231Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in Secondary Transition
SPED 6233Culturally Responsive Curriculum in Special Education
SPED 6235Person-Centered Career Development Practices and Outcomes
SPED 6236Foundations of Transition Discoveries Youth Driven Practice
SPED 6255Collaboration with Diverse Youth, Families, and Stakeholders
SPED 6995Secondary Transition Leadership Internship
Comprehensive examination
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required of all students.