Women and Men in Service for Others

The Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) provides a foundation that crosses critical disciplines of international relations, history, and economics, while offering preparation for professional careers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors of international affairs.


MSFS opened a whole world of possibility for me. The opportunities I had during the program and as I graduated proved essential keys to my professional path. I have consistently drawn on what I learned and experienced in MSFS in ways that have been a great asset to my career and life.”
– Maria Eitel, MSFS ‘88, President & CEO of Nike Foundation



Q & A with Lieutenant Commander Josh Parsons (MSFS ’20)

On Friday, November 30th, MSFS student Josh Parsons (MSFS ‘20) was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserves. His ceremony was held at MSFS and his Oath of Office was administered by fellow MSFS student U.S. Army Major Nicholas Frazier (MSFS ‘19). We talked to Josh about his military service, his future career plans, and why it was important to him for his fellow MSFS students to be present at his promotion ceremony.

In Search of the Colombian Pearl: An MSFS Student’s Perspective on Carlos Vives’s visit to Georgetown

Manuela Hernandez (MSFS ’19) reflects on Colombian singer Carlos Vives’s visit to the School of Foreign Service to discuss his development organization, Tras La Perla. Manuela — who is taking the MSFS International Development concentration — discusses Tras la Perla’s work to empower communities in the neighboorhood of Pescaito in Santa Marta, Colombia and how Vives’s remarks reaffirmed her own interest in the field of development.