Department of Human and Organizational Learning

Department of Human and Organizational Learning (image of professional female presenting to a group, her back turned to camera)




Become a Change Leader

Human and Organizational Learning focuses on the interrelationships among people, organizations, and learning, while utilizing systematic change processes.

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) within the George Washington University offers programs that teach learners to challenge assumptions through critical reflection and foster group and self-directed learning. Theory, research, and practice are balanced throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to form learning communities to provide collective support, promote action learning, and model a learning culture.





 Find the Degree that Matches Your Career Goals



Master's Degrees

Organizational Leadership and Learning

- On-Campus or Online -

Prepare to direct individuals, teams, and organizations to maximize their development and performance, and inspire their success. 

Learn More >


Doctoral Degrees

Human and Organizational Learning (EdD)

- Hybrid -

The Doctor of Education curriculum focuses on organizational issues such as strategic change, transformational leadership, individual and group learning processes, organizational development, and global and international issues.

Learn More >

PhD in Education: Human and Organizational Learning Concentration

The PhD program is geared toward a research-intensive career, such as faculty, think tank member, policy organization, etc. Students study the changing nature of working in an environment of rapid sociocultural and technological changes.

Learn More >


Graduate Certificates

Leadership Development

Gain skills in instructional design, group processes, adult learning, organizational diagnosis, and consulting strategies.

Learn More >

Organizational Learning and Change

Receive an in-depth understanding of how a learning focus helps organizations improve their performance and create sustainable change. Gain the practical skills necessary to assess organizational performance and help lead effective change initiatives. 

Learn More >

Sustainability Leadership

Created in response to the colossal effects of climate change and growth in social inequality, this graduate certificate is designed for future leaders who are dedicated to catalyzing the changes necessary for a flourishing planet.

Learn More >

Why GSEHD at GW?

Access Washington, D.C.
& Unparalleled Opportunity

Take advantage of our unique location in the heart of our nation’s capital, with access to research, internship, and employment opportunities with prestigious private and government organizations.

Learn from Leading Faculty & Professional Peers

Engage in a collective learning environment that draws upon real-world experiences shared by classmates with a broad range of professional backgrounds and faculty with hands-on experience and unique insights into leading organizations.

Gain a Multidisciplinary Approach

GSEHD challenges you to expand your understanding of how to lead by examining it from the vantage point of several disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach often facilitates creative, results-oriented breakthroughs.

You May Be Eligible

Learn more about benefits that may apply to you, depending on the program you choose >


No Application Fees


GRE is Not Required


Scholarships Available