M.A. Program in Democracy and Governance

Training leaders in democracy, human rights, and governance

  • About Us

    The Democracy and Governance Program trains students for careers in democracy promotion, human rights, and governance reform.

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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

    The Democracy and Governance program hosts several events through the Center for Democracy and Civil Society (CDACS).

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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 Research Partnership

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

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  • BA/MA Program

    We offer an accelerated BA/MA program for excelling Georgetown undergraduate students.

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  • Popular Consultation in East Timor Information Center

    Explore our collaborative historical archive of reports, documents, photographs, videos, and personal testimonies on the 1999 Popular Consultation.

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  • Professional summer short courses

    Registration for our "Electoral Integrity" series is now open.

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Practitioners and scholars in fields as diverse as public policy, development, international relations, and security studies increasingly recognize that successful programs in their fields require effective and accountable governance. The Democracy and Governance Program 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, governance reform, politics, and international affairs. Situated in the heart of Washington D.C., this program is the most comprehensive and unique of its kind in the United States. 

The program providing graduate training with its Masters in Democracy and Governance (M.A.), executive and professional education opportunities, and 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
Email: democracystudies@georgetown.edu



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