Graduate Degrees

Eight interdisciplinary graduate programs are designed to teach students to think, analyze and act with imagination, good judgment and compassion. 

See a one-sheet summary listing credit and language proficiency requirements, part-time options, application deadlines and more or our brochure describing all eight programs.

Thematic Programs

  • Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS)
    Provides students with an understanding of the historical, political, social, cultural and economic context of contemporary international relations through the acquisition of knowledge areas, critical skills and strategic skills.
  • Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP)
    Aims to produce a new generation of analysts, policymakers and scholars fully knowledgeable about the range of international and national security problems and foreign policy issues of the 21st century.
  • Master of Arts in Global Human Development (MGHD)
    Prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of development and provides them with the tools and experience to address those challenges as successful professionals.

Regional Programs

  • Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS)
    Educates researchers, practitioners and activists on the language, history, culture, politics and economics of the contemporary Arab world.
  • Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA)
    Aims to produce students who are conversant at the expert level in the languages, politics, economics, history and societal aspects of Greater Asia.
  • Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES)
    Provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of Europe, the ability to integrate academic and practical knowledge and expertise in a self-defined area of European affairs; Students acquire valuable skills in oral communication, critical writing and original (including collaborative) research as well as foreign language training.

Certificates That May Accompany Degrees

Some of  Georgetown's master's degree programs provide flexibility such that students may also earn a graduate certificate. You must be pursuing a degree to pursue a certificate (that is, the certificates cannot be earned independently or stand-alone).