Georgetown University

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Overview

Founded in 1919 to educate students and prepare them for leadership roles in international affairs, the School of Foreign Service remains committed to intercultural understanding and service in the global arena, ideals held by its founder and first dean, the Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. Today, the School conducts an undergraduate program for over 1,400 students and graduate programs to the Master's level for over 600 students from 70 countries.

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., students at the School of Foreign Service benefit from opportunities in a unique environment which is not only the seat of the nation's government but also the headquarters of major international organizations and non-profit institutions, trade and consulting groups, and high technology firms.

The School's liberal arts undergraduate program includes a two-year required core curriculum followed by two years of multidisciplinary electives. Major fields of study include history, international politics, international economics, comparative and regional studies, culture and politics, and science and technology. Six interdisciplinary graduate programs -- four regional studies programs as well as the Master of Science in Foreign Service and the Security Studies Program-- are designed to teach students to think about, analyze, and act in the world of the twenty-first century with imagination, good judgment, and compassion.

APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School

Addresses

General

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
301 InterCultural Center
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

  • (202) 687-5696
  • (202) 687-1431
  • email

Admissions

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
MSFS Admissions
Intercultural Center (ICC), Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20057

  • (202) 687-8275
  • (202) 687-5116
  • email

Career Services

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Director, Career Development Center
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

  • (202) 687-7084
  • (202) 687-7222
  • email

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Foreign Service (M.S.F.S.) - 2 years

  • 48 semester hours
  • Foreign Language Proficiency Test
  • Oral examination
  • One-semester workshop
  • Internship Requirement
  • Maintain minimum 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale
  • Website

Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies (M.A.R.E.E.) - 2 years

  • 30 semester hours (including one research seminar)
  • Oral comprehensive examination
  • Pass oral and written proficiency examinations in Russian or other appropriate language
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Thesis
    OR
  • 42 semester hours (including two research seminars)
  • No thesis
  • Other requirements as listed above
  • Website

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (M.A.L.A.S.) - 1.5 - 2 years

  • 36 graduate credit hours of coursework; or 33 hours plus a thesis
  • Pass oral language proficiency exam in Spanish or Portuguese
  • Pass written comprehensive examination
  • Complete 4 interdisciplinary core courses
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Website

Master of Arts in Security Studies (S.S.P.) - 2 years

  • 36 graduate credits
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Fulfill the core course, concentration, and distributional requirements
  • Pass a written comprehensive examination
  • Website

Master of Arts in German and European Studies (M.A.G.E.S.) - 2 years

  • 48 semester hours (including 30 hours core curriculum)
  • Passage of first and second language examinations
  • Passage of oral comprehensive examination
  • Completion of a Master's Project
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Website

Master of Arts in Arab Studies (M.A.A.S.) - 2 years

  • 36 semester hours (in addition to Arabic language studies)
  • Demonstration of oral and written competence of Arabic
  • Passage of oral comprehensive examination, or
  • Completion of a Master's Thesis
  • Website

Master of Arts in Asian Studies (A.S.P.) - 1.5 - 2 years

  • 36 graduate credits
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Complete 3 core courses
  • Demonstrate proficiency in an Asian language before graduation
  • Thesis Option
  • Website

Master of Arts in Global Human Development (M.A.G.H.D.) - 2 years

  • 48 graduate credits
  • Foreign language proficiency requirement
  • Summer Field Project
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Website

Fields of Specialization

  • Foreign Policy/International Security; International Business-Government Relations; International Development; Global Commerce and Finance; International Conflict Management; Self-Designed Concentration (regional studies and others)

  • Regional studies: Latin America, German and European, Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European, and Arab Studies

  • International Security Policy, U.S. National Security Policy, Technology and Security

    Joint Degrees

  • M.S.F.S./J.D. with Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.S.F.S./M.B.A. with McDonough School of Business,Georgetown University
  • M.S.F.S./M.A. in History
  • M.S.F.S./M.A. in Economics
  • M.S.F.S./M.P.P with Public Policy Program
  • B.S.F.S/M.S.F.S. with Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • B.S.B.A./M.S.F.S. with McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • B.S.F.S./M.A. in German and European Studies
  • A.B.L.A./M.A. in German and European Studies
  • J.D./M.A. in German and European Studies
  • M.A.G.E.S./J.D. with Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.A.G.E.S./Ph.D. in Economics
  • M.A.G.E.S./Ph.D. in German
  • M.A.G.E.S./Ph.D. in Government
  • M.A.G.E.S./Ph.D. in History
  • M.A. in S.S.P/Ph.D. in Government
  • M.A. in S.S.P/J.D. with Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.A.R.E.E.S/PhD in Government
  • M.A.R.E.E.S/J.D. with Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.S.F.S./M.A. in Arab Studies
  • M.A. in Arab Studies/Ph.D. in Arabic
  • M.A. in Arab Studies/Ph.D. in Government
  • M.A. in Arab Studies/PhD in History
  • J.D./M.A.A.S. in Arab Studies
  • B.S.F.S./M.A. in Latin American Studies
  • M.A. in Latin American Studies/Ph.D. in Government
  • M.A.L.A.S./J.D. with Georgetown University Law Center

    Core Courses

    Specialized M.A. programs have their own core courses.
    Consult the website at http://sfs.georgetown.edu/

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