Students in the MSFS program may combine their MSFS degree with a second 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: Degree candidates for all joint degree programs must pass the MSFS language proficiency examination and must pass a one-hour oral examination.
The J.D./MSFS joint degree is a four-year, full-time program offering courses from the required MSFS curriculum and the traditional first-year domestic law courses. Admissions processes and decisions for MSFS and the Law Center are made independently from one another. Applicants to the J.D./MSFS joint degree program must submit separate applications and fees to the Georgetown Law and Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The LSAT may be submitted in lieu of the GRE or GMAT for applicants to the J.D./MSFS dual degree program.
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 J.D. program, or during the first year of MSFS. J.D. Program information and application materials are available from the Georgetown University Law Center.
The MPP/MSFS joint degree is a three-year, full-time program in which students pursue both the MSFS and Master in Public Policy degrees. Courses include both MSFS and MPP requirements. Applicants must meet the admissions criteria of both schools and must complete separate applications for each department by the January 15 deadline. Applicants should indicate their 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.
The MBA/MSFS joint degree is a three-year, full-time 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.
Admissions processes and decisions for MSFS and the Business School are made independently from one another. Applicants must submit applications to both admissions offices. Students should indicate on all admissions forms that they are applying to the joint degree. MSFS accepts the GMAT. You can apply for the dual degree program during the first year of the Georgetown MBA program or during the first year of MSFS. Information and application materials for the MBA Program are available through the McDonough School of Business.
The MAGIC/MSFS joint degree is a two and half-year, full-time program in which students 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 joint MSFS/MA History degree program. In addition to meeting the MSFS admission criteria, students pursuing the joint degree should present credentials indicating completion of at least 18 credit semester hours in history with a “B” or better average in history and a cumulative undergraduate average of “B” or better. For more information, contact the History Department.
BSBA/MSFS & BSFS/MSFS
The BSBA/MSFS & BSFS/MSFS joint degrees are five-year, full-time programs in which students enter the MSFS program in the senior year of their undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service programs and take graduate-only (500-level and above) coursework during the fourth and fifth year of study. Degree candidates must also pass an internship requirement. 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. Applicants are also required to have an interview with the Director of MSFS Admissions (write to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 students must satisfy all published application procedures for the Graduate School and MSFS, except the GRE. 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.