Students come to MSFS with a wide array of backgrounds and experiences. More than one third of MSFS students come from outside the United States; all have lived, studied or worked abroad. The MSFS curriculum and extra-curricular activities are designed to ensure that students learn with and from one another. Visit MSFS Profiles for short bios of current and past students.
With each incoming class limited to fewer than 100 students, each student receives personalized attention and has the opportunity to establish lasting bonds with professors and peers.
During their first semester, students take required core courses in international politics, history and economics in small classes composed exclusively of first-year MSFS students. Throughout the two-year program, most classes are limited in size to facilitate classroom discussion and enable students and professors to work together closely.
MSFS students intern in public, private, and non-profit institutions during their two years in MSFS. These internships allow MSFS students to bring what they've learned in the classroom to the real world.
MSFS graduates are found all over the world in public, private, and non-profit sectors. Over 95% of all MSFS graduates find permanent employment within six months of graduation
After a rigorous education, graduates of the program join a worldwide network of over 3,000 MSFS alumni who maintain a strong commitment to the program and to one another.
MSFS students organize and participate in various co-curricular activities on and off campus such as debates, sporting events, happy hours, an annual Holiday party, International Student Night and a Spring Ball.
For more information on MSFS students, click on:
Statistics concerning a typical incoming MSFS class
What MSFS students do after graduation
Student services (link to main GU student page - Student Accounts, Financial Services, Health, etc.)
MSFS in Profile
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- MSFS Students Engage in an Alumni Panel Discussion on Careers in the Private Sector
- 30 first-year students gathered for the first DC Day which focused on careers in the private sector.
- Annual MSFS New York City Trip a Success despite a Major Snowstorm
- From January 27-28, 2011, approximately 60 first-year MSFS and other graduate students from the School of Foreign Service participated in the annual MSFS New York City trip.