Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more admissions information, including about scholarships and financial aid!

Applications for fall 2018 are now open
Priority Deadline: January 15, 2018
Final Deadline: June 1, 2018

Information Session Webinars

Learn more about our program from the Department Chair and an alumnus/alumna.  Click on the desired date to register!

Please click here to listen to a previously recorded Information Session Webinar. 



Admission requirements include:

Online application form, including the following electronically submitted components: 

Baccalaureate degree

A résumé or CV
A statement of purpose (not to exceed 500 words)
Three letters of recommendation, academic or professional

Standardized test scores are not required!

Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended must be mailed or emailed directly to the following address:

Georgetown University
Office of Graduate Admissions
3520 Prospect St, NW
Box 571004, CB-207
Washington, DC 20057-1004


Video Interview

A Kira video interview submission is required. You may post this interview online at anytime prior to the application deadline. Please go to Once you create an account and search for the program, you will find additional guidelines.

Experience living, studying, and/or working abroad is strongly recommended.


Additional application requirements for graduates of foreign institutions of higher education are:

All transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated into U.S. equivalencies through a course-by-course transcript evaluation by World Education Services (WES). An official course-by-course evaluation from WES must be submitted by the application deadline.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or  the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required of all applicants who do not have an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction. No other exam or certificate may be substituted for the TOEFL or IELTS.  Applicants must take the test no later than December to ensure that results will reach the Graduate School by the application deadline. Exams taken after the application deadline are not eligible for Fall admissions consideration for that year.  Both the TOEFL and the IELTS exams are given regularly throughout the world.

The minimum TOEFL score for admissions consideration is 600 (paper test) or 100 (iBT test). For additional information about the TOEFL write or visit:  

P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 U.S.A.

The minimum IELTS score for admissions consideration is 7.0.  For additional information about the IELTS write or visit:

British Council - IELTS Enquiries

Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester  M1 6BB
United Kingdom