PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

Georgetown University

Edmund A. Walsh School
of Foreign Service


School of Foreign Service

Since its founding in 1919, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) has devoted itself to educating the next generation of global leaders. Students at SFS benefit not only from the advantages found at the seat of US government in Washington, DC, but also from the wide array of opportunities at various international organizations, embassies and consulates, trade and consulting groups and non-profit institutions in the area. In addition, SFS students learn from a preeminent faculty of scholars and practitioners, who bring a rich mix of experience in policy, history, trade, culture and diplomacy into the SFS classroom.

A truly global school, SFS attracts students form over 70 different countries to comprise a diverse student body of over 1,400 undergraduates andmore than 700 graduate students.

Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS)
Master of Arts in Arab Studies
Master of Arts in Asian Studies
Master of Arts in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies
Master of Arts in German and European Studies
Master's of Global Human Development
Master of Arts in Latin American Studies
Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP)

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Concentrations in areas such as:
Global Politics and Security
International Development
Global Business and Finance
Self-Designed/Regional Concentrations

Certificates in:
Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies
International Business Diplomacy

Area Studies

Certificates in:
African Studies
Asian Studies
Arab Studies
Diplomatic Studies
Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies
Landegger International Business Diplomacy
Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies

Graduate Program Overview

The Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) is an integral part of the larger Georgetown University community. Founded in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university and a leading research institution. The University embodies its founding principles in the diversity of its students, faculty and staff; its commitment to justice and the common good; its intellectual openness and its international character.

Located in one of the world's most global cities, Georgetown profits greatly from the Washington, DC experience. Washington's political significance and cosmopolitan population touch students' lives in many ways. In addition to policymakers and business leaders based in the Washington area, world leaders regularly visit the city and Georgetown, giving students the opportunity to meet and engage with the people driving political, social and economic events around the world.

Admissions Deadline

Consult http://sfs.georgetown.edu/admissions/ for more information.

Admissions Overview

Consult http://sfs.georgetown.edu/admissions/ for more information.

Contact Information

Georgetown University
Box 571028
Washington, District of Columbia

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