Students in the MSFS program may combine their MSFS degree with a second Georgetown degree. MSFS works with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Georgetown University Law Center, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the McDonough School of Business to offer the following dual degrees.

Note:You must complete individual applications, pay separate application fees, and be admitted into each degree program independently. 

In addition to completing graduation requirements for the non-MSFS program, all degree candidates for all joint dual degree programs candidates must pass the MSFS language proficiency examination, pass the MSFS one-hour oral examination, and complete an internship relevant to MSFS.

JD/MSFS

The JD/MSFS dual degree is a four-year, full-time, 115-credit program credits offering courses from the required MSFS curriculum and international law courses. A typical JD/MSFS schedule includes 24 MSFS credits in the first year, 31 JD credits in the second year, and a combination of credits from both programs during the third and fourth years.


Although it is preferable that you apply to both programs at the same time, you can apply for the dual degree program during the first year of the Georgetown JD program, or during the first year of MSFS. You should indicate your intentions for a dual degree on all admissions materials. We accept the LSAT in lieu of the GRE or GMAT for dual degree applicants, however, standardized tests are optional for MSFS. JD program information and application materials are available from the Georgetown University Law Center.

MBA/MSFS

The MBA/MSFS dual degree is a three-year, full-time, 90-credit program in which students complete the first year of the Master of Business Administration program, the first year of the MSFS program, and complete a third year which combines MSFS and MBA electives.

Although it is preferable that you apply to both programs at the same time, you can apply for the dual degree program during the first year of the Georgetown MBA program, or during the first year of MSFS. You should indicate your intentions for a dual degree on all admissions materials. We accept the GMAT in lieu of the GRE for dual degree applicants, however, standardized tests are optional for MSFS. Information and application materials for the MBA Program are available through the McDonough School of Business.

MPP/MSFS

The MPP/MSFS dual degree is a three-year, full-time, 78 credit hours program in which you pursue both the MSFS and Master in Public Policy degrees. Courses include both MSFS and MPP requirements each year.

You must meet the admissions criteria of both schools and must complete separate applications simultaneously for each department by the January 15 deadline. You should indicate your intentions for a dual degree on all admissions materials. For more information about the Public Policy Program, please contact the McCourt School of Public Policy.

MAGIC/MSFS

The MAGIC/MSFS dual degree is a two and half-year, full-time, 60 credit hours program in which you pursue both the MSFS and MA in Global, International, and Comparative History degrees simultaneously. Students will delve deeply into the history of a particular world region and situate that region within broader transnational, comparative, and thematic trends. Applicants must complete separate applications for each department but should indicate on all admissions forms that they are interested in the dual MSFS/MA History degree program. For more information, contact the History Department.

BSBA/MSFS & BSFS/MSFS

The BSBA/MSFS & BSFS/MSFS dual degrees are five-year, full-time programs in which you enter the MSFS program in the senior year of your undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service program. BSBA/MSFS and BSFS/MSFS students take graduate-only (500-level and above) coursework during the fourth and fifth year of study. Successful candidates will receive both degrees simultaneously upon completion of degree requirements for both programs.

Interested candidates must consult with the Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs before applying. You are also required to have an interview with the Director of MSFS Admissions (write to jd1794@georgetown.edu for an appointment). Applicants must upload the 5-year Supplemental Form with their applications.

Admission to the BSBA/MSFS & BSFS/MSFS programs is extremely competitive and you must satisfy all published application procedures for the Graduate School and MSFS. To be competitive, students should have a 3.7 cumulative GPA, substantial experience living abroad (in addition to any study-abroad experience), significant work and/or internship experience connected to international affairs, and advanced proficiency in a foreign language.