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Assessment, Testing, and Measurement in Education

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Master of Arts in Education & Human Development (M.A. Ed.H.D.), Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus, Online Learning

Program Overview

Develop the expertise to analyze fifth graders in a school district, all workers at a company, everyone taking a graduate entrance exam, or a sampling of patients in a counseling lab. Assessment, Testing, and Measurement (ATM) in Education combines statistical analysis, testing theory, the study of human behavior, educational measurement, and evaluation into the science of measuring educational/behavioral factors such as learning, preference, aptitude, and personality. Specialists in this field (psychometricians) design tests that collect empirical data and quantify the personal characteristics of individuals, comparing those results within or across populations.

This 15-month Master's program is designed for individuals who are entering or advancing in positions associated with assessment, testing, and measurement in diverse settings. The program offers some of the nation's premier graduate training in psychometric and statistical methods taught by faculty who are engaged in world-class research. Students are provided mentorship through all phases of the research process and become trained in modern analytical methods.

The 18-credit hour certificate program is designed for individuals strengthening their skill set to include data analysis in an educational setting.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – Rolling admissions (January 15 to be considered for merit-based tuition support)
Spring – Rolling admissions
Summer – Rolling admissions

Applications to the online program for the Spring semester are due December 16.

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