M.A. in Democracy and Governance

Training leaders in democracy, human rights, and governance

  • About

    The Democracy and Governance program stands at the confluence of political science, international development, public policy, and diplomacy.

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  • People

    Our Washington D.C. location allows us to bring together the best faculty, practitioners, and students.

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  • Events

    Democracy and Governance frequently hosts events with scholars, policymakers, and activists.

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  • Careers

    Explore careers in election observation and management, program design, and public policy.

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  • Projects and Partnerships

    The Center for Democracy and Civil Society conducts projects that span the globe.

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    USAID and Democracy and Governance have a partnership that allows students to engage in real-time solicited research.

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Practitioners and scholars in fields as diverse as public policy, international development, and security studies increasingly recognize that successful programs in their fields require effective and accountable governance. The Masters of Arts in Democracy and Governance seeks to understand the foundations of democratic and responsive government, how policymakers can create and implement policies to achieve these objectives, and prepares students for careers in democracy assistance and governance reform. Situated in the heart of Washington D.C., this multidisciplinary degree is the most comprehensive and unique of its kind in the United States. 

Beyond providing academic training, the Democracy and Governance Program advances research in the areas of democratic change and governance reform through the Center for Democracy and Civil Society (CDACS). CDACS conducts scholarly research, undertakes policy advocacy, hosts speakers and conferences, and publishes the biannual Democracy and Society.

Contact Us:

Democracy and Governance Program
Georgetown University
3240 Prospect St NW
Washington D.C. 20007
Tel: 202-687-0596

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