INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

We look forward to receiving your application! Before beginning, please read the admissions policies for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, information for international applicants, and information on financial aid and expenses.

We encourage prospective students to attend an admissions event or schedule a visit. Contact our admissions office for additional information.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Applications for Summer 2017 will be accepted through April 15, 2017.

The priority date for scholarship consideration is January 15, 2017.

All applicants must submit the elements below before they can be reviewed for admissions consideration to the MAET program.

Application to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

  • Application form: The M.A. in Educational Transformation (MAET)  program requires an online application to be completed through the Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Access the application form here
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Upload a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) with your online application. Please feel free to include a list of published work.
  • Official Transcripts: Please submit official transcripts of ALL work beyond secondary school—undergraduate coursework, graduate coursework, study abroad courses, community college courses, and non-degree courses. A transcript is official when:
    • submitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences by your university, in an envelope sealed by your university’s Registrar’s office (or equivalent office), or;
    • submitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from your university via a secure electronic delivery, such as Scrip-Safe.
  • Official Foreign Transcripts: Applicants for admission to our program must provide official transcripts of ALL work beyond secondary school—undergraduate coursework, graduate coursework, study abroad courses, and non-degree courses. This requirement also includes any transfer credits that may have been completed at another institution other than the degree awarding institution. Official transcripts are those issued by the institution in a signed and sealed envelope and sent directly to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the mailing address below.
    • We require that all transcripts be submitted in English.
      • Most major foreign universities will issue official transcripts in English. However, if your institution is unable to do this, you are responsible for providing the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Graduate Admissions Office with an English translation of your transcript from an official translation source. Your translator must certify that the original documentation was received in a sealed envelope from your university or issuing institution. After translating, your translator should enclose both the original and the certified translation in an envelope and seal and sign the envelope. The transcript should be enclosed in the signed, sealed envelope and submitted by postal mail to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the address below.
      • As an alternative to a individual translator providing certified translations, international applicants who attend institutions outside of the United States may submit their transcripts in the form of World Education Services (WES) ICAP evaluations. You should note that official transcripts are delivered electronically with their evaluations through WES.  WES evaluations may take the place of official transcripts as long as they come to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences directly from WES and include a copy of the official transcripts you had evaluated. Use of the WES service is not required.
    • We require proof a degree was conferred and the date of graduation.
      • Some international transcripts do not explicitly state that a degree was conferred or the date of graduation.
      • If your transcript does not explicitly state that a degree was conferred or the date of graduation, you should obtain an official letter from your university indicating the date of your graduation and the degree conferral date. This letter should be mailed directly from your university to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in a signed, sealed envelope.

Mail your documents to:
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Admissions, (Attn:  Educ Transform)
3520 Prospect Street, NW, Room CB-207
Washington, DC 20057-1004
USA

NOTE: Photocopied/faxed transcripts are not considered official.

Recommendations

Three recommendations are required.  At least two recommendations, ideally all three, should be from an academic source, such as a professor, who knows you and your abilities well.  The online application utilizes a secure online recommendation system which will:

  • automatically email your recommendation providers with instructions for online submission of the recommendation;
  • allow applicants to track recommendations received or not received and follow up with recommenders who still need to submit their appraisals;
  • expedite the processing of the recommendations, which will be included in the online application once submitted.

In the event your reference cannot access the online recommendation, please contact the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions staff for instructions.

Official GRE Scores

Students applying to the Advocacy and Policy concentration must submit results from the GRE exam.   (Note:  Students applying to the Learning and Teaching concentration submit results from the PRAXIS exam.  See below.)

Our GRE code is 5244.

Official TOEFL / IELTS Scores

TOEFL: Our TOEFL code is 5244. Minimum score is 100.

IELTS: For the IELTS codes, see http://www.ielts.orgMinimum score is 7.0.

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by:

  • the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the language of instruction for the entire institution.
  • submission of an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report with a minimum score of approximately 600 (paper-based test) or approximately 100 (internet test). (Minimum of 22 on each individual section.)
  • submission of an official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic Module score report with a minimum score of 7.0.

The TOEFL and IELTS must be received directly from the appropriate testing organization. Photocopied/faxed documents will not fulfill this requirement.

Exception: International students who received a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education where the primary language was English will be considered for an exemption from this requirement.

Official PRAXIS Scores

Students applying to the Learning and Teaching Concentration are required to submit results from the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (Combined Test: Reading, Writing and Math), and the PRAXIS Content Knowledge Exam within the certification area the student is seeking.  For more information about the exam, visit the Praxis website.   Select the testing requirements for District of Columbia licensure.

For admission to the Learning and Teaching concentration, students must earn at least the minimum score required for licensure by the Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, DC.   Those minimum qualifying scores are available here.

Academic Statement

Maximum length 500 words.

Applicants to the Advocacy and Policy concentration must submit a 500-word Academic Statement of Purpose detailing their intellectual interests and proposed topic(s) of graduate study.

Applicants to the Learning and Teaching concentration must submit a 500-word Teaching Philosophy statement.

Writing Sample

Please submit a paper, no more than 8 pages long, from any subject, that best demonstrates your writing ability.

Application Fee

A $90.00 non-refundable fee is payable by credit card at the time of application submission.