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  • Master of Science in Foreign Service
    2015 On the evening of February 24th 2015 MSFS students had the opportunity to meet and converse with Ambassador Melanne Verveer The event was hosted by GWIA and held in the McGhee Library GWIA was launched in 2010 by the late Dean Lancaster whose vision and drive propelled the School of Foreign Service to create more opportunities for future women leaders Learn More MSFS New York City Career Trip 2015 February 9 2015 Every January the MSFS New York City career trip provides first year students a chance to explore career opportunities in the public private and non profit sectors Learn More Big Buddies at the National Portrait Gallery February 2 2015 Ten Big Buddies from MSFS paired up with Little Buddies from Hearst Elementary School for an afternoon of Italian culture arts and crafts and live performances Learn More New Changes at MSFS for the Global Politics and Security Concentration January 28 2015 On December 5 2014 the Walsh School of Foreign Service bid farewell to Global Politics and Security Chair Ambassador Mark Lagon Professor Lagon known as an energetic and dynamic leader will now begin his tenure as President of the prestigious Freedom House Learn More A Conversation with Ambassador Richard Armitage November 21 2014 On November 19 2014 MSFS students faculty and staff welcomed distinguished speaker Ambassador Richard Armitage to the Walsh School of Foreign Service The event presented by The Georgetown Asia Pacific Forum drew participants from several different disciplines and provided great insight on a myriad of issues The conversation was moderated by Professor Victor Cha Director of the Asia Studies Program Learn More Opportunities in Africa Career Panel November 20 2014 The Africa Forum hosted an Opportunities in Africa Career Panel on November 13th in the MSFS Executive Conference Room The panel featured four distinguished professionals who shared their experiences and insights on careers in Africa with current MSFS students Learn More Meet the Faculty Learning About MSFS Courses Through Videos November 6 2014 Last semester MSFS piloted a new online format for meeting faculty and learning about MSFS course offerings through five minute video interviews with professors We are excited to revive this program for the Spring 2015 courses Learn More 3rd Annual Philippe Sachs Lecture on Leadership On October 9 Zia Yusuf MSFS 93 delivered the Philippe Sachs Lecture on Leadership Leadership Silicon Valley and a Celebration of Failure Yusuf has had extensive experience as a leader in the private sector for over twenty years and shared his invaluable insight on how to become a successful leader The Philippe Sachs Lecture in Leadership was made possible by a generous gift from MSFS alum and Advisory Board Member Philippe Sachs MSFS 02 Yusuf is the third person to deliver the Sachs Lecture following former Duke University President Nannerl Keohane and Cameroonian activist Kah Walla Learn More Book Launch Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions Thursday October 16 at 4 00pm to 6 00pm Rafik B Hariri Building Lohrfink Auditorum 37th and

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  • About | Master of Science in Foreign Service
    adoption of the term foreign service Since that initial class over 3 000 students have completed the Master of Science in Foreign Service MSFS Program Graduates have attained notable success in careers with national governments international organizations private businesses and civil society groups Today MSFS is recognized as one of the most selective programs in the world As reported in the February 3 2015 issue of Foreign Policy a recent survey of international relations faculty ranked Georgetown among the field s top professionally oriented master s degrees Attention to the individual student is a hallmark of the MSFS Program with small classes faculty student interaction and life long friendships cited regularly in post graduation surveys Other attractions include the Program s distinguished faculty the Washington D C location and a curriculum that integrates multidisciplinary core requirements with skills training internships and field experience Curriculum and Faculty International careers increasingly require knowledge and skills that transcend the confines of traditional academic disciplines The MSFS Program addresses this with a multidisciplinary course of study that integrates theory and practice The curriculum offers a full time two year 48 credit program small classes with interactive teaching and learning required core courses that provide cross disciplinary insights into the dynamic international system advanced courses in economics history politics and business as well as quantitative methods analytical skills and foreign languages a choice of three professional concentration areas global politics and security international development global business and finance specializations that integrate classes skills training internship opportunities and unique practitioner taught workshops The MSFS faculty encompasses scholar teachers and practitioners Faculty teaching MSFS students include Charles Kupchan Victor Cha Kathleen McNamara John McNeill and Theodore Moran Among the more notable practitioners are Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Ambassador Robert Gallucci Adjunct faculty include executives from

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  • Admissions | Master of Science in Foreign Service
    click through our brochure to learn more about how to become part of the program The application deadline is January 15 Contact Us The MSFS Program welcomes responses and questions about our website our requirements our admissions policies or any other aspects of the Program Mail MSFS Box 571028 Georgetown University Washington DC 20057 1028 Express Mail MSFS 3700 O Street NW ICC Bldg 7th Floor Georgetown University Washington DC 20057 Phone 202 687 5763 Fax 202 687 5116 E mail msfsinfo georgetown edu During the academic year MSFS is open Monday Friday from 9 00 a m 5 00 p m Please call MSFS to check for last minute closing announcements or access Georgetown University s inclement weather posting online or by phone at 202 687 SNOW MSFS follows guidelines provided for the Main Campus Diversity at MSFS MSFS recognizes that the value of diversity in the student body Normally 25 of our U S students are from an underrepresented population and 30 40 are non U S citizens 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 and the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program PPIA Students seeking information about diversity 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 scholarship there are no quotas for specific countries and all nationalities are

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  • Academics | Master of Science in Foreign Service
    Foreign Service SFS Admissions SFS Academics SFS Research SFS Today Events Calendar Alumni Career Development About SFS Info For Employers Connect With Us Make a Gift Georgetown University About Admissions Financial Aid Academics Our Schools Research Campus Life News Services Email Google Apps Blackboard Directory Campus Map Directions Events Libraries GOCard Services Georgetown Management System You are here Home Academics Share Master of Science in Foreign Service Academics The MSFS curriculum is both practical and theoretical practical because most students seek a two year master s degree as a stepping stone to professional careers theoretical because the opportunity to think conceptually about particular problems is the value added that the university brings to professional training MSFS students take small classes designed to meet their needs taught by a faculty devoted to their development During orientation students also take part in Group Dynamics Exercises Review this section of our site for more information about the curriculum and other degree requirements dual degree opportunities and co curricular activities MSFS and other Georgetown University events are forums for MSFS students to further their exposure to important foreign policy issues and engage in dialogue with practitioners Currently enrolled students may access Blackboard which houses

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  • Student Life | Master of Science in Foreign Service
    array of backgrounds and experiences More than one third of MSFS students come from outside the United States all have lived studied or worked abroad The MSFS curriculum and extra curricular activities are designed to ensure that students learn with and from one another To learn more see the student profiles section for short bios of current and past students Personal Approach With each incoming class limited to fewer than 100 students each student receives personalized attention and has the opportunity to establish lasting bonds with professors and peers During their first semester students take required core courses in international politics history and economics in small classes composed exclusively of first year MSFS students Throughout the two year program most classes are limited in size to facilitate classroom discussion and enable students and professors to work together closely Enrollment in MSFS elective courses is limited to a maximum of 18 students concentration workshops are limited to 15 participants The largest MSFS classes are two of the core economics courses with 30 students and the international relations and statistics courses with enrollments in the low 20s This small class size is in keeping with our overall desire to maintain a personal touch and create an environment that serves the whole person during his or her time as a student at Georgetown Internships MSFS students intern in public private and non profit institutions during their two years in MSFS These internships allow MSFS students to bring what they ve learned in the classroom to the real world Careers MSFS graduates find careers all over the world in public private and non profit sectors More than 95 percent of all MSFS graduates find permanent employment within six months of graduation Alumni Network After a rigorous education graduates of the program join a worldwide

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  • Faculty and Research | Master of Science in Foreign Service
    About Admissions Financial Aid Academics Our Schools Research Campus Life News Services Email Google Apps Blackboard Directory Campus Map Directions Events Libraries GOCard Services Georgetown Management System You are here Home Faculty and Research Share Master of Science in Foreign Service Faculty and Research The MSFS Program places the highest priority on the quality of teaching and the classroom experience The Program recruits and retains faculty who are superior teachers and demonstrate an interest in and concern for their students Full time faculty of the School of Foreign Service and the associated schools and departments of Georgetown University teach the MSFS core curriculum in international politics history and economics as well as many elective courses Adjunct faculty many of whom are leading figures in the fields of international affairs and foreign policy teach workshops and other courses on contemporary policy issues from a practical perspective All MSFS professors hold weekly office hours and meet with students outside of class Each student chooses one faculty member to serve as his or her advisor Faculty members provide both academic and career advice and often help students find internships and jobs and make useful contacts in the professional world The Program s small

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  • Global Engagement | Master of Science in Foreign Service
    with the focus of Georgetown University on Global Engagement and the tradition of the School of Foreign Service in preparing students to be creative leaders in a changing world MSFS sponsors a wide variety of activities to connect students faculty and alums to the world of global affairs Two of our current engagement activities are the Georgetown CyberProject and the MSFS Georgetown Antipoverty Society Conversations with Practitioners Georgetown CyberProject As the end of the twentieth century the world witnessed a dramatic revolution in technology With the development of the Internet the manner in which people interacted with one another fundamentally changed But the advent of electronic communication and business transaction has also raised a series of governance security and legal questions about cyberspace The Georgetown CyberProject seeks to bring together academics and practitioners to explore the entire range of issues that confront decision makers in the public private and non profit sectors of international affairs as they approach the online world In so doing the CyberProject seeks to better prepare students to navigate the uncertain realm of cyberspace Conversations with Practitioners This series is designed to highlight exciting initiatives at the cutting edge of international development work and expose students to the broad spectrum of development practice worldwide including in the public nonprofit and private sectors and in new areas at the intersection of these sectors Leading practitioners in the field of international development discuss their work and the work of their organizations share their reflections on development practice and recent trends and advice students on how they can best prepare themselves to work in this field Global Policymakers Series This series features senior policymakers senior management of international organizations and others leaders in international affairs It is a forum for MSFS students faculty and distinguished guests to discuss economic

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  • Internships | Master of Science in Foreign Service
    enhance their academic coursework gain professional experience and insight into career opportunities develop contacts in their field of interest and explore the public private and or non profit sectors MSFS students are required to have one internship at an internationally focused organization during their course of study but typically students intern one to two semesters and during the summer between their two years of study Internships can be for a semester or a year paid unpaid or for academic credit 15 20 hours per week during the school year full time during the summer an opportunity for potential employers and employees to assess one another a way to add a new dimension to course work and life while developing valuable skills Learn more from our Frequently Asked Questions document More information on internship development is available Also see statistics on recent internship years and find out about funding support for MSFS students who take unpaid internships in the U S or abroad MSFS SUMMER 2014 INTERNSHIPS For a complete list of MSFS Summer 2014 internships click here MSFS SUMMER 2013 INTERNSHIPS As of May 2013 MSFS students have embarked on internships in 39 countries in Africa the Americas Asia Pacific

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