Application Requirements, Tuition and Aid

The application deadline for Fall 2019 admission to the M.A. Program in Conflict Resolution is January 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified of our decision by March 15, 2019.

The Conflict Resolution Program reviews applications for admission once a year for fall matriculation, applications for Fall 2019 are due on January 15, 2019. To be fully considered for admission, applicants must complete the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences online application and submit the following documentation:

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (required for international students who have not received a degree from an English speaking university)
  • GRE scores
  • Official Transcripts from every university attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 500 words)
  • Academic writing sample (10-20 pages)
  • Resume/CV
  • Application fee ($90)

All application materials are due to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than January 15, 2017. Transcripts and test scores should be mailed to:

            Georgetown University
            Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
            Graduate Admissions, Box 571004
            3520 Prospect Street NW
            Washington, DC 20057

Due to the competitive nature of the admissions process, the CR Program will not review incomplete applications. GRE scores are required for all applicants and  may not be substituted with any other standardized test scores. There is no minimum score requirement, nor does the program track an average score for admitted students. 


Georgetown University charges tuition based upon the total number of credits a student takes in a given semester. A full breakdown of tuition and associated fees can be found here and here.  When estimating your tuition costs, keep in mind that the average CR student takes 22.5 credits in the first year of study and 17.5 credits in the second year.


All applicants are eligible for scholarship consideration. The CR Program awards a small number of partial tuition scholarships to first year students.  Please note that scholarship availability may change from year to year, and funding is limited. 

Many CR students find external scholarship funding through their own research. The following resources have helped students secure funding:


All American citizens should complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Georgetown Supplemental Form for consideration for federal aid. All prospective students are encouraged to contact the Georgetown Office of Student Financial Services for more information about financial aid options.