The MSFS curriculum is both practical and theoretical: practical because most students seek a two-year master's degree as a stepping stone to professional careers; theoretical because the opportunity to think conceptually about particular problems is the "value added" that the university brings to professional training. MSFS students take small classes designed to meet their needs, taught by a faculty devoted to their development. During orientation students also take part in Group Dynamics Exercises.
MSFS and other Georgetown University events are forums for MSFS students to further their exposure to important foreign policy issues and engage in dialogue with practitioners.
Currently enrolled students may access Blackboard, which houses the bulletin for the MSFS Program.