The School of Foreign Service welcomes students from around the world into our six graduate programs. This diverse group of students brings to Georgetown an impressive breadth of prior academic and professional experience, with interests that span many disciplines and include regional and security studies, history and political science, business and economics, and culture and foreign languages.
While admissions decisions are made at the program level—thus ensuring personal consideration of each candidate's unique strengths—the School of Foreign Service as a whole encourages applications from exceptional students committed to careers in the international arena. We seek students with the potential for leadership and we educate them to face the challenges of the century ahead.
General Admission Requirements
Every applicant to our graduate programs completes an online application to the Georgetown University Graduate School and also provides supplementary data required by the individual graduate programs. A typical application package thus includes:
- Online Application
- Supplemental Application Forms
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of Recommendation
- Standardized test scores
- Application fee
The various programs may have specific additional requirements. For full details concerning the application requirements of the individual programs, including downloadable forms and mailing addresses visit their individual websites:
Eniola Mafe (MAGES '10)
Intrigued by the historical, cultural, and economic ties binding Africa and Europe, Eniola Mafe chose the Master’s degree in German and European Studies (MAGES) because, in her words, "it was unlike any other masters program I looked at, and it allowed me the freedom to define my own concentration."read the complete article »
Students Get Hands-On Lesson in Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
On November 13-14, SFS-Q and Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) hosted a two-day crisis simulation for students in Doha. The exercise, centering on a stalemate scenario between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, gave 21 SFS-Q students and a select group of local secondary school students the opportunity to explore the process and dynamics of conflict resolution and hone their skills in negotiation, diplomacy, and critical thinking.read the complete article »