The Department of Government offers an accelerated BA/MA program in American Government. This program allows the best of Georgetown undergraduates to further their intellectual and professional development while working with Georgetown faculty. Those students with a clear commitment to the study of politics and with a potential interest in politics or public service should consider applying to this program.
The MA in American Government is an accelerated, twelve-month program that requires thirty hours of graduate credit and also requires that students serve as apprentice practitioners in a position related to their career interests.
The joint BA/MA program consists of four major elements:
1. The student must complete ALL normal requirements for a major in Government.
2. The student must complete ALL normal requirements for an MA in American Government. This is a 30-credit hour program.
3. A BAMA student would be allowed to double-count two courses (6 credit hours) towards both degrees. These courses would be selected from any courses that fulfill degree requirements in both programs and would be taken in the fourth year of undergraduate work and after being admitted into the program. Once enrolled in the program, the student would formally be both a student in the College and the Graduate School of Arts Sciences.
4. Students would receive their BA after completing all undergraduate degree requirements and would receive their MA after completing all of their MA requirements.
Students interested in this program should apply in their junior year by the Graduate School's normal deadline for the MA program in American Government.
Students will need to submit the following:
1. Application and fee
2. GRE Scores
3. Undergraduate transcript from Georgetown
4. Statement of Purpose
5. Academic Writing Sample
6. Three Letters of Recommendation
Students would be advised by the appropriate undergraduate and graduate advisors in the College and Department of Government.
The student would pay tuition at the undergraduate rate while enrolled in the undergraduate classes and pay at a graduate rate for the graduate classes; the tuition for the two double-counted classes would be divided equally between the undergraduate and graduate rates. The Graduate School would determine financial aid for the student's final year in the program; for the previous years, the College would determine financial aid.
For more information, please contact Professor Jonathan Ladd at firstname.lastname@example.org, Professor Anne Cammisa at email@example.com, or the Graduate Program Administrative Officer, Maricruz Luna, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MA in American Government Program’s web site can be visited at http://government.georgetown.edu/maag/