The application deadline is January 15, 2021 for entering the MA in American Government Program in Fall 2021.
Specific information about application requirements can be found under Graduate Program Admissions on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website.
Applications must include:
- a resume or CV
- an unofficial copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if you have previously enrolled in a graduate program)
- a statement of purpose (approximately 500 words)
- an academic writing sample (10-20 pages)
- three (3) letters of recommendation, to be requested by the student but submitted electronically by the recommender
- application fee
All applicants must submit GRE scores as part of their application. No exceptions are made, even for those who already possess a graduate degree. For non-native English speaking applicants, the TOEFL is required in addition to the GRE.
All applications must be filed electronically through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website.
Applicants are required to upload to the application system unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Do not send electronic or paper copies of your transcripts before receiving an offer of admission. Review the unofficial transcript requirements (new window) for additional details and FAQs.
Tuition and Fees
For the 2019-2020 school year, the Graduate School tuition rate is $2,139 per credit hour. All graduate students, with the exception of Biomedical students, will be assessed tuition charges based on the number of credit hours for which the student is enrolled. Learn more.
Please note that full time Georgetown students are required to carry health insurance, either through a Georgetown or an equivalent plan. For further information, please consult Georgetown’s Student Affairs website.
“Yates” Recreational Fee: All full-time students are also required to pay a recreational facility fee (known as the “Yates” fee). This fee is optional for part-time students. For further information, please consult the Yates website.