Admissions Information


The application deadline is January 15, 2017 for entering the MA in American Government Program in Fall 2017. 

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 official 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.

Questions? Please call the Government Department at (202) 687-6130 or email Program Coordinator Maricruz Luna ( or Associate Director Anne Cammisa (


Students in the MA in American Government Program pay Graduate School tuition and fees at a rate of $1,928 per credit hour.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, total tuition and fees are estimated at $49, 332. This assumes that students take 12 credit hours in both the fall and spring semesters. This amount does not include any classes taken in the summer, as well as room, board, or other necessary expenses such as travel and books. For more information, please see In addition, all full time Georgetown students are required to carry health insurance, either through a Georgetown or an equivalent plan. For further information, please consult:

"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: