In June 2020, the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program established a committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to address systemic racism in all aspects of the MSFS program. One part of that effort is the curriculum. As a first step towards a more inclusive curriculum, the DEI committee has conducted a review of all MSFS course syllabi for representation of women and people of color domestically and internationally among the authors of the readings.
MSFS recognizes the value of diversity in the student body. On average, 25-35% of our U.S. students are from an underrepresented population and 30-40% are non-U.S. citizens (additional breakdown can be found on the “Class Profiles” page). The exchange of viewpoints based on differing backgrounds and experiences is vital to effective training in the field of international affairs.
The MSFS Program is a participating member of various programs which assist minority students who wish to pursue careers in public and international affairs, including:
- The Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA);
- The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program;
- The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship;
- The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program; and
- The Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA).
Students seeking information about diversity in student affairs at Georgetown can contact the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access at (202) 687-4054 or Hoya Circles, a student-led group serving the multicultural graduate student community.
Non-U.S. students have equal access to admission and MSFS scholarships: there are no quotas for specific countries and all nationalities are considered for scholarship. In the “How to Apply” section you will find guidance on standardized testing for non-native speakers of English, and the “Financial Aid” section has links to information specifically for international students.
Georgetown University provides a full range of facilities and services for students with disabilities. If a student with disabilities wishes to discuss possible admission to the program and issues connected with the fulfillment of degree requirements he/she should contact the Academic Resource Center by calling (202) 687-8354 or by emailing email@example.com.