Admitted Students

Welcome

Welcome to the Master of Science in Global Health at Georgetown! 

Congratulations on your admission to the MSGH 2022 Cohort! Now more than ever the world needs global health experts and you are undoubtedly tomorrow’s leaders of the field. 

We are excited to meet you in the coming Fall. On this page you will find resources to help you begin your time at Georgetown and in Washington, DC. You will receive additional detailed  information in your individual welcome email, and as we connect over the Summer.

Please reach out with any questions – globalhealthms@georgetown.edu

Hoya Saxa, 

Dr. Bernhard Liese (Program Director)

First Steps

Ready to enroll? 

Making financial plans? These links may help:

When do you need to be in DC? Here are orientations to note:

  • For international students only: All F-1 and J-1 students must attend a mandatory in-person Immigration Session, even those who have previously studied in the United States. This is usually held in the week prior to the Fall semester beginning, please see the Office of Global Services (new window) for updated information for Fall 2022.
  • For all students:
    Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Orientation.
    The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences formally welcomes all students in a mandatory orientation the day before classes start for the Fall Semester. The Graduate School will share detailed information with you as the day approaches.
    Georgetown Master of Science in Global Health Orientation.
    The MSGH program will begin with a full day orientation, where you will meet your cohort, professors and learn more about your upcoming classes. We will share detailed information with you via email as the day approaches. 
  • Fall 2022 classes will begin on Wednesday August 24th. 

COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgetown University is taking a layered approach to protecting the health and safety of our community. For updated information, please view the University’s COVID-19 Resource Center (new window) and for the latest communications with students, please see COVID-19 Messages to Students (new window).

Housing

Looking for housing in the DC area? 

When searching for housing in the Washington, DC area, there are a number of factors you will want to consider: location, how to find housing, transportation, the proximity of other Georgetown students, price, safety, culture, and more. Everyone’s housing needs differ, but there are some generalities about finding housing for Georgetown graduate students.

From Fall 2022, new Georgetown graduate housing will be available at 55 H Street, N.W. Please see Graduate Housing (new window) for details. Additionally, the Office of Off-Campus Housing (new window) provides apartment listings and helpful resources (new window) for renting in Washington, DC, including neighborhoods to consider, and tenant Information.  

How to get to Georgetown University from around DC

For information about free University shuttles, public transport, bikes, and parking, see Transportation (new window). Georgetown University operates a shuttle system (known as the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle, or GUTS) from campus to the Red, Blue, and Orange Lines of the DC Metro system, through Arlington, and to Georgetown Law School. Numerous bus lines run through Georgetown and to campus, including the DC Circulator bus. Almost all Georgetown students live along with one of these transit systems or within walking distance of the University.

Where Georgetown students live

Georgetown students are spread throughout the DC metropolitan area but are highly concentrated in several neighborhoods in Washington and Virginia. Google Maps can locate these neighborhoods, so you can judge where they are located relative to the campus and downtown Washington. The most convenient areas are in italics.

How to find housing

Many graduate students will find roommates among their incoming classmates and look for housing together. Others will join friends already in the area, find roommates from another Washington, DC university, or use rental listing websites. The Office of Off-Campus Housing (new window) also provides apartment listings

Price, Culture, and Safety 

Housing in Washington is typically expensive, so many graduate students live with roommates to reduce costs. Group housing is relatively common and can be an effective way to build a living community beyond the University. 

Neighborhood Scout (new window) and Walk Score (new window) are useful resources to better understand the neighborhoods you are considering. Areas in Northwest Washington, Arlington, and Alexandria are generally safe and walkable. However, there are always exceptions, so research the area and always be vigilant!

Orientation Schedule & Class Schedule

Orientation

Orientation will be held in the days before classes begin for the Fall 2022 semester, all students are expected to attend the orientation sessions. This is where you will learn important information about the program and life at Georgetown, and most importantly, meet one another! 

  • For international students only: All F-1 and J-1 students must attend a mandatory in-person Immigration Session, even those who have previously studied in the United States. This is usually held in the week prior to the Fall semester beginning, please see the Office of Global Services (new window) for updated information for Fall 2022.
  • For all students:
    Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Orientation.
    The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences formally welcomes all students in a mandatory orientation the day before classes start for the Fall Semester. The Graduate School will share detailed information with you over the Summer.
    Georgetown Master of Science in Global Health Orientation.
    The MSGH program will begin with a full day orientation, where you will meet your cohort, professors and learn more about your upcoming classes. Program orientation is usually held the Monday before classes begin.
  • Fall 2022 classes will begin on Wednesday August 24th. We will share a detailed orientation schedule of events with you over the Summer.

Schedule of Classes

For Fall 2022, most MSGH classes will be held in the evening (5:00-7:30 pm) Monday through Thursday. A detailed schedule of classes will be shared with you over the Summer.

Student Life & Employment

Student Life 

For information on university student life, including student clubs and organizations, student government, and the Graduate Student Life Guide (new window) please see Student Life resources (new window).

Additional campus resources:

Yates Field House (new window)

Full-time students pay a gym membership fee with their tuition. This membership grants access to all of the gym’s facilities, including an indoor track, tennis courts, swimming pool, cardio-fitness area, weights area, basketball court, and squash and racquetball courts.

Center for Student Programs (CSP) (new window)

CPS staff work with undergraduate and graduate students to create an engaging and vibrant co-curricular experience. CPS enables students to, create campus community and culture and develop practical leadership skills.

Campus Ministry (new window)

This website provides information on worship services, programs, and how to get involved with student groups of various religious traditions.

Center for Social Justice (new window)

The Center for Social Justice, in collaboration with Georgetown students, strives to advance justice and the common good by developing work in three key areas: community and public service, curriculum and pedagogy, and research.

Office of Student Affairs (new window)

The Graduate School’s Office of Student Affairs assists students with enrollment, registration, dissertation, and thesis procedures, and important policies that govern graduate studies.

Student Employment 

Once you have your student log-in, you will be able to search for jobs listed on the Student Employment (new window) website. Departments and research units across campus advertise here. International students are eligible to work on campus, please read work authorization instructions (new window) first.

We will also share employment opportunities, including Graduate Assistant positions, with you at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Student Employment Office

Further information on student employment policies, procedures, and hiring can be found on the Student Employment Office website (new window).

Campus Map

Click anywhere on the map to access the interactive version.