The Master of Arts in Democracy and Governance stands at the intersection of political science, international development, public policy, and diplomacy. Our program reflects a commitment to a diverse curriculum that blends theory and practice, provides students with focused and relevant training, utilizes Georgetown University’s international expertise and reputation, and provides unique opportunities for practical experience.
To realize these goals, this academically-demanding program requires the successful completion of 34 credit hours of coursework over two years. Leading scholars and practitioners teach classes examining the challenges that contemporary democracies face, the philosophical, social, and economic forces that have fostered political change across the globe, and the practical problems of governance reform. With an average incoming class size of 12 students, the program offers graduate students individualized academic opportunities, unparalleled access to professors, and a cohesive community of scholars.