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Title: SFS Announces New Master’s Degrees in Environment and International Migration, Refugees

The School of Foreign Service is launching two new master’s degrees, which are now accepting applications for students to begin their studies in August 2024. The Master of Arts in International Migration and Refugees is led by SFS’s Institute for the Study of International Migration, and the Master of Science in Environment and International Affairs is a joint degree offered by SFS’s Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) Program in collaboration with the Earth Commons—Georgetown University’s Institute for Environment & Sustainability and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. These new degrees will join the nine other master’s degrees in the School’s current graduate program, deepening strengths and expanding into new and growing areas.

“The issues of climate change and migration are at the very center of the global challenges we now face.  These new degree programs will ensure that SFS continues to fulfill its mission of preparing new leaders to address the most critical issues in our world” says Dr. Joel S. Hellman, dean of the School of Foreign Service.

In a world characterized by unprecedented global mobility, the complexities of international migration and refugee issues have transcended geographical boundaries, profoundly impacting political, economic, cultural and social landscapes. The MA in International Migration and Refugees degree will address the pressing challenges arising from population movements and prepare a new generation of professionals to navigate the intricate intersections of migration, displacement and policy-making. Learn more at

The MS in Environment & International Affairs is designed to meet the growing demand for experts with interdisciplinary  environmental science and policy expertise to address the most pressing global environmental issues of our time. By offering three rigorous concentrations centered on creating a more sustainable future: Global Sustainable Energy Technology & Policy, Global Environmental Science and Policy, and Environmental Science and International Security, the program provides flexible pathways for students to make an impact in just one year. Learn more at

Applications for both programs are open now. Learn more about the courses, curriculum, tuition fees and financial aid on the program websites.