Graduate Search Results Page
One of the first programs to be developed in the United States and receive approval from the American Art Therapy Association, GW’s art therapy program combines artistic training with therapy and counseling skills. A part of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ social and behavioral sciences program, students are trained to become effective art therapists through a combination of coursework, hands-on projects and placements in internships for course credit.
This 30-credit program offers professionals in art, therapy, psychology, and related fields the opportunity to learn how the theories and practice of art therapy be incorporated in their work and in treatment. Designed for those who have already earned a master’s or PhD, the program prepares its graduates for registration with the Art Therapy Credentials Board and to take the board certification examination. Beyond the coursework, all students must complete a 700-hour practicum or internship and a culminating project in order to graduate.
The six-course, 18 credit graduate certificate in Climate Change Management and Policy offers instruction in technological approaches to solving key planning issues. It focuses on the technical side of sustainability; the building requirements, design demands, and energy technologies needed to create a sustainable urban area.
The Certificate is designed to provide returning students or mid-career professionals with valuable technological skills and entry-level students with an area of specialization in technology for sustainability.
The mission of the program represents a commitment to develop advanced knowledge, skills and commitment to the counseling profession, especially in the areas of: Leadership and administration Research and program evaluation Counselor education and supervision Individual and group counseling Ethical and professional practice Personal dignity, social responsibility and multicultural awareness
The master's degree in Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management will provide a focused skill set for working professionals in the justice, public safety, and information technology fields that will enable them to use and oversee information systems in the fight against crime, terrorism, and other pressing security issues. This program will also enhance the cybersecurity leadership skills of current homeland security and criminal justice professionals, thereby preparing the next generation of strategic leaders who work to secure and protect the country's infrastructure.
This certificate program teaches skills for designing, developing, delivering and evaluating workplace-learning interventions. Each course in the program is part of the existing curriculum for the master’s degree in human resource development (HRD). Upon completion of the certificate, students may choose to continue in the master’s program, at which point they would be required to submit an application and meet entrance requirements. All coursework completed in the certificate will transfer into the master’s program.
The Graduate Certificate in Digital Communications is designed to attract public relations professionals interested in gaining a competitive edge by updating their digital communications skills. Students will learn how to apply the leading digital and social media platforms to the fields of Strategic Public Relations and Advocacy.
GW’s Educational Leadership and Administration program has garnered national recognition from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and is nationally accredited and recognized as a program of distinction by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
This graduate certificate provides an understanding of management theory and practice as applied to the management of engineering, science and technology.
The program emphasizes study of general management problems as well as the use of specific knowledge and methods to solve problems and explore opportunities in engineering, science and technology.
Designed for the technical manager who needs a broad education to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors, GW’s engineering management program provides graduate education in the most current management techniques for technological and scientific organizations.
The Forensic Psychology program offers two tracks: Applied Forensics, which prepares students for careers in law enforcement or homeland security; and Applied Psychology, which prepares students for careers as providers of direct services to clients in organizations such as correctional facilities and community action organizations and can serve as a springboard for clinical work at the doctoral level. Students are required to complete 250 hours of externship training, tailored to their professional interest.
Theory, research and practice are balanced throughout the curriculum in order to enable students to develop and implement strategies that increase organizational development and learning. The program of study includes international company site visits, cultural exchanges, world-renowned faculty and guest speakers. With courses offered at sites in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America, students go beyond classroom learning to developing their own global competence through actionable learning around the world.
The Graduate Certificate in Global Public Relations prepares students with the strategic and tactical skills needed to excel in the challenging profession of global public relations.
The Healthcare Corporate Compliance graduate certificate program is offered by the College of Professional Studies and the Milkin Institute School of Public Health. The program offers a comprehensive corporate compliance education. Drawing from both GW's Department of Health Policy in the School of Public Health and Health Services and leading healthcare law firms in Washington, DC, the program offers education in healthcare laws and regulations as well as tools and strategies for creating effective corporate compliance programs.
The Master's of Professional Studies degree in Homeland Security provides a pioneering education on counter-terrorism, intelligence analysis, emerging security threats, and relevant legislation, enhancing the implementation of security practices in both public and private sectors.
The graduate certificate in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response is an 18-credit-hour (6 course) graduate certificate program designed to provide an interdisciplinary graduate education for persons engaged in or seeking professional careers in homeland security and/or crisis, disaster, and emergency management in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
The new graduate certificate in Improvement Science in Education provides students with coursework and experiential learning opportunities to conduct and lead an emerging school improvement process in their schools. The certificate is designed for advancing teachers (PreK-12), as well as other role groups, e.g., administrators, and district professionals, interested in learning how to examine and address problems within their unique educational setting using the Improvement Science method.
The Landscape Design graduate certificate or master's degree program is ideally suited for landscape professionals seeking to upgrade skills, individuals who want to become professional landscape designers, amateurs with an interest in the art of garden design, institutional horticultural staff, nursery employees and garden-design writers. Courses are geared to small-scale landscape design applications with emphasis on sound design principles, good site engineering methods and creative use of plant materials.
The Law Firm Management program provides law firm professionals with the business and leadership knowledge they need to succeed in the fast-growing law firm industry.
Program faculty consists of professors from the GW School of Business and adjunct professors who are experts in their legal fields.
To survive in Washington's complex political environment, the legislative affairs professional must have a comprehensive understanding of how Congress operates, how decisions are made on Capitol Hill, how to influence those decisions, and how to accomplish specific objectives within the legislative process.
Part of the arts and humanities program in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Museum Studies combines traditional academic training and the practical experience necessary to begin a successful museum career. The program ranks among the top museum training programs in the United States. Students receive advanced study and practical working experience through internship affiliations with more than 60 museums and cultural organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution.
The program emphasizes that individuals and organizations must be ready to think and act quickly and effectively. Students are prepared to analyze and solve problems by synthesizing information, rethinking processes, enhancing collaboration, sculpting organizational culture and integrating interests of diverse stakeholders. An understanding of the systems and relationships among individuals, organizations and the environment is pivotal to success.
The challenges of coordinated political action and campaign finance uncertainty make it more important than ever that professionally trained and savvy leaders manage political action committees. The George Washington University's Graduate Certificate Program in PACs and Political Management is designed to give professional PAC managers the fundamental skill set to effectively run their organization's political action committee and successfully tackle the daunting realities of political finance and action.
The GW paralegal studies program prepares its graduates to work in demanding legal environments by affording them the cognitive knowledge and practical skills that such employment demands: writing and speaking clearly, concisely, and effectively; conducting research and presenting the results; analyzing legal issues; thinking critically; working individually and in teams; operating professionally and ethically; protecting client confidences; and avoiding conflicts of interest among them.
The Master's Degree in Political Management prepares you to influence the political process, be successful, and make a positive difference in your community -- whether you want to work in the local, state, national, or international arena.
The Public Relations Graduate Certificate program takes advantage of GW’s connections in the nation’s capitol, focusing on the public policy system and the advocacy role played by PR firms and PR operations in corporations and associations in the Washington metropolitan area. The Graduate School of Political Management taps into experts in both the PR and political arenas. Plus, you’ll graduate prepared for professional advancement in the field.
Designed for current and aspiring professionals, including post-bachelor and post-graduate students with degrees in other disciplines, the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program offers evening courses at GW's convenient Alexandria Graduate Education Center and Online, allowing students to complete the degree in two years while working.
The program of study includes classroom, laboratory and field-site education and training. The program also includes a two-semester internship during which interns deliver counseling services under supervision both in the program’s Community Counseling Services Center, a fully equipped training facility, and at schools in the community.
Graduate students become part of a diverse community of scholars and teachers dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning in public schools. The Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s secondary education program opens the door to a broad range of teaching possibilities.
A variety of concentrations are available:
Languages: Arabic; Chinese; French; German; Latin; Spanish; Russian
Humanities: English; English as a Second Language; Social Studies
As law enforcement officials advance through the ranks, they are trusted with increased managerial responsibilities and formal training in the fundamentals of their new roles is critically important. This graduate certificate program provides the managerial, planning and communication skills required of senior law enforcement professionals.
The Strategic Public Relations Master's Degree and Public Relations Graduate Certificate program takes advantage of GW’s connections in the nation’s capitol, focusing on the public policy system and the advocacy role played by PR firms and PR operations in corporations and associations in the Washington metropolitan area. The Graduate School of Political Management taps into experts in both the PR and political arenas. Plus, you’ll graduate prepared for professional advancement in the field.
The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes provides an innovative and relevant curriculum that reflects changing social attitudes towards the conservation and sustainability of our living environments. Landscape designers will be called upon to provide design and implementation services that apply new strategies of plant and water conservation and energy efficiency.
The graduate programs in Sustainable Urban Planning will give you the necessary skills and education to help you lead communities towards healthier and sustainable futures.
Designed to develop career urban planners skilled in sustainable urban planning and policy and knowledgeable about green technologies, these unique programs integrate sustainable thinking and insights into every aspect of your planning education. It is designed for professionals in:
The systems engineering program provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the life cycle, with faculty and students exploring case studies and methodologies from NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. corporations.