Georgetown University Graduate Program Reviews

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100%
of students recommend
(3.79 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 15 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

3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

You can remain very isolated within your own program and not meet people from other programs in the school. Great networking opportunities - if you put yourself out there, there is no way you won't have a job coming out of Georgetown!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2018

The School of Foreign Service offers immense resources for graduate students at Georgetown University. The Security Studies Program I am in is the leading security studies program in the United States, the professors are incredible resources, and the students are interesting and well-rounded. The only area of improvement would be financial aid. Given that the majority of its students go into the public sector and government work after graduation, it's a shame the program doesn't offer more financial support.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

It is a uniquely structured program perfect for those already in the working world trying to balance both working on the ambulance and returning to academia. The five on-site travel opportunities are unparalleled and invaluable learning experiences. The only downside to the program is the cost and the subsequent financial aid offerings - be prepared to take out a substantial amount of loans.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Georgetown's Security Studies Program is a fantastic mix of theory and practice -- the professors make themselves available to students for advice related to (or not related to!) the course of study despite many of them being current practitioners in the field. Highly recommend!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Georgetown's MSFS program provides people with international experience to further their interests in foreign affairs. Alumni rave about the accessibility of faculty and how they are willing to open their personal networks to students. It is a very expensive program, however, with limited funding. This is a huge factor, especially for those who want to work in the non-profit or public sector.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent program so far - most professors have had practical experience in the field and can put students in touch with the proper resources for both career planning and academic achievement. Administration (financial aid, student affairs, housing assistance) leaves much to be desired however.
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.
4.0 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.
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.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The MSFS program at Georgetown is an excellent education with excellent career services. There are also perfect internship opportunities in DC. The downsides are affordability (Georgetown has a very small endowment so it can't offer a lot of scholarships,) and a high cost of living throughout DC.
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