Accelerated BA/MA Program

Beginning in the fall 2020, Conflict Resolution offers an accelerated BA/MA program. This allows Georgetown University undergraduate students from any major within the Georgetown College (new window) to apply to earn their BA from Georgetown and their MA in Conflict Resolution in as little as five years.

Course progression for BA/MA students

For the summer of 2020, graduating seniors and juniors may apply to the program through July 1, 2020.

Graduating seniors would enter with the fall 2020 cohort and have two courses retroactively identified to count toward both degrees.

The accelerated BA/MA program elements include:

  1. BA/MA students complete all requirements for their undergraduate major in the Georgetown College and receive a BA, in general, after four years of study.
  2. Students complete all requirements for the MA in Conflict Resolution, and receive their MA after the completion of their fifth year of study at Georgetown.
  3. Students double-count two 3-credit College courses at the upper-division/graduate level toward both degrees. 
    1. These courses are taken during the 4th/senior year of undergraduate study, following admission to the accelerated BA/MA degree program. 
    1. Students consult with undergraduate and graduate advisors on the suitability of courses selected. These courses must be:
      1. Upper division/graduate courses (numbered 350 or above).
      2. Topically relevant to both degrees
      3. Have advance programmatic approval
    1. These courses are considered elective credits for the MA program in Conflict Resolution. A student interested in pursuing a graduate certificate would likely need to include these double-counted electives toward that goal.
  4. Students interested in the program apply through the general application process during their junior year at Georgetown, be accepted in that spring, take two double-counted courses during their senior year, and begin the MA program in the fall of their 5th year.