Joint Degree Programs
By virtue of the strength of Georgetown's other departments and programs, the option for taking joint degrees is a distinct comparative advantage of the Government Department. While at many universities joint programs are joint in name only, and students must independently fulfill all the requirements in both programs, the Government Department at Georgetown has worked hard to eliminate redundant requirements in its joint programs. Thus the joint program satisfies the minor field requirement, saving students nine credit hours, and in most cases no separate Government Department comprehensive exam for the joint program minor is necessary. The Department has also reduced other redundant requirements specific to each joint program wherever possible.
Students in all of the joint-degree programs, with the exception of the joint J.D./Ph.D. in Government and joint M.P.P./Ph.D. in Government, are required to take a total of about 60 credit hours of course work (which is equivalent to only 1 extra semester beyond the two years of course work for the Ph.D.). Students should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies and the representatives of the joint programs to work out the specifics of their curriculum.
The Department of Government offers joint degree programs in the following fields:
- M.A. in German and European Studies/Ph.D. in Comparative Government or International Relations
- M.A. in Latin American Studies/Ph.D. in Comparative Government
- M.A. in Russian and East European Studies /Ph.D. in Comparative Government
- M.A. in Security Studies/Ph.D. in International Relations
- J.D. from the Georgetown Law Center/Ph.D. in Government (any field)
- M.A. in Arab Studies/Ph.D. in Comparative Government
- M.P.P./Ph.D. in American Government, Comparative Government or International Relations.
Please refer to the Graduate Handbook for further information regarding our joint degree programs.
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