Graduate Academics

Multidisciplinary Curriculum

The eight graduate programs at the School of Foreign Service integrate a multidisciplinary course of study across academic fields. SFS takes pride in its ability to foster crosscutting, multi-level understanding of international affairs in our students through the study of theory and practice, preparing graduate students to enter the dynamic international system in both professional and academic capacities.

I chose Georgetown for its strong reputation as a top school for global affairs careers, and for the MAGES program’s interdisciplinary curriculum and professional development opportunities. As someone who wanted to focus on the role of business in international relations, I was also drawn to the Landegger Honors Program in International Business Diplomacy, which allowed me to pursue a concentration in European business, trade, and finance.

Freddy Kaiser (MAGES’18)

For more information on academics within your program of interest, please visit its individual website:


Graduate students specialize within their programs in topics like Women and Gender within the Arab Studies Program to Unconventional Weapons and Non-Proliferation within the Security Studies Program. Many SFS graduate programs require foreign language proficiency, which puts research, theory, and policy into regional context.

While at Georgetown, I became interested in China’s economic and political emergence in the Western Hemisphere. I was able to research the impact – both positive and negative – China’s increased presence has on the region.

George Gurrola (LAS’18)


SFS faculty include research professors and field practitioners, bringing every element of international study into the classroom. Small, interactive, and rigorous classes integrate unique internships, practitioner-led workshops, and other academic opportunities.

Coming into Georgetown, I knew I would be studying under prominent scholars in my field. I did not expect that opportunities to interact with top practitioners, who did not teach courses but were nonetheless affiliated with Georgetown, would occur so frequently.

Alexander Causwell (SSP’18)


Graduate certificates at Georgetown are designed to allow students to expand upon graduate degree coursework in a targeted field of interest, bringing together students from across graduate programs. Certificate curriculum is individually designed in consultation with each student’s home program.

Certificates can include introductory courses, language proficiency requirements, internship opportunities, and thesis research.

For more information on an individual certificate, please visit its website: