Georgetown University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 194 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 18,459 (7,562 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 31% part-time, 69% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $45,136
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

The Special Master's Program in Physiology is expensive (~$40,000) but short (1 year). It does, however, prepare you thoroughly for life as a medical student. You basically take the same courses as would a first year med student, and you are graded accordingly. It also looks very good on your medical school application (due to the well-established nature of the program) and is a great way to add competitive spice to your application. For a student like me, who moved to Washington, DC, from the west coast, finding housing can be a pain. The university provides no housing to graduate students, so you're on your own in finding an apartment. In order to save money, I had to think outside the box and rent an apartment in nearby Virginia. The daily commute on the train takes some getting used to, but is otherwise painless.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: world class instructors, small classes, distance delivered, well prepared upon graduation. Cons: expensive!!!!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Just one concern is that the program is not providing us access to NGOs and Public Sector Orgs.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

Georgetown has been nothing but supporting ever since day 1 of my acceptance. The pros are endless: their help with internship searches, accessibility to professors, and quality curriculum. The only con to my program is the the cost of living in the DC area. Even by choosing to live outside of the metro area, in Virginia, the rent is excessive, and even groceries are jaw-dropping. But despite the prices, I've never regretted my decision to become a Hoya!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

I am attending Georgetown University's Online Nursing program. My MSN will be in Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. I just completed my first semester in the program and am very satisfied with the design and content of the program. Georgetown's online nursing program is very innovative and unlike any other online course I have taken. We are given asynchronous lectures to watch and reading assignments to complete prior to a weekly two hour synchronous class. The synchronous class is webinar style with audio and video from all participants. This combination of asynch/synch lectures is a great way to learn the information and then clarify concepts with the instructor in class. The only con to the program for me would have to be the cost of attendance, but I feel like I am receiving an exceptional education and will have a rewarding career when I complete the program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The quality of instruction is superior, and the opportunities for networking are second to none. Classes promote a collaborative rather than competitive work environment and impart a practical skill set-- working in teams, collaborating on policy analyses and presentations-- to complement the mathematical and theoretical skill set of statistical analysis and public management. The internship and job opportunities in Washington, DC can't be matched by another policy school in the nation. There is simply no substitute for proximity to power and being where the action is. On the downside, DC isn't a cheap place to live and the scholarships aren't overly generous. You will be incurring quite a bit of debt to attend this program, but it's worth it. A Georgetown MPP is worth every penny. Not just for its signaling power to future employers but for the efficacy of the program itself; you will be a competent and capable public policy-maker and analyst when you complete this program.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The Conflict Resolution program is an inclusive, rigorous and competitive program that allows students to explore their interests and specialize in areas that will widen their research interests. The con of this graduate program is the financial aid and scholarship opportunities are limited and therefore students might not be able to enroll as a result.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

My graduate program is extremely prestigous, which is helpful when searching for career opportunities. We are being taught extremely valuable skill sets, and have the opportunity to learn from some of the leaders of the public policy community in Washington DC and the world. I have every confidence that when I graduate with my master's degree, I'll be well-equipped to tackle a multitude of policy areas. Faculty could be a little more involved in student development, and overall, academic support services could be improved upon.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Georgetown is an excellent university whose main benefit in my opinion is the talent that its prestige attracts. Being in school with other smart, motivated students is a positive force in my life. The biggest con in my opinion is that the Georgetown area is not very accessible--there is no metro stop and traffic is quite cluttered. The university does offer the Georgetown Circulator (bus service) though, and it's a quick walk to Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom, so overall, I am incredibly satisfied with graduate student life.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program with great faculty and resources.
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