Georgetown University

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Italian Studies


640 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States


(202) 687-8700

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's in Italian Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The four-semester, 30-credit program takes into consideration students' different academic and professional goals. It offers three specialization options that revolve around a common core curriculum, and culminate with a thesis writing seminar and a Master's thesis. The first option, focusing on literature and culture, is designed for students seeking the solid academic preparation needed to enter a doctoral program. The second option, with a focus on language pedagogy, addresses either current teachers who seek a graduate degrees or those wishing to enter the teaching profession at the secondary level. The third option, with a social science emphasis, is designed for students who plan to apply their strong interest in Italian culture in a professional environment. The M.A. degree program includes a mandatory semester abroad at one of our three partner universities in Italy: Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM) Università per Stranieri di Perugia Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Students following the first curricular option will spend the semester abroad at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (The Italian Institute of Human Sciences) (SUM) in Florence. Those pursuing the second option will spend the semester at the Università per Stranieri di Perugia. With their strong tradition of scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and linguistics, both institutions are the ideal environment for students interested in the academic or teaching world. Students following the third curricular option will spend the semester abroad at Milan's Bocconi University, the leading Italian institution of higher learning for business administration. A semester at Bocconi will complement students' course of study at Georgetown by providing them with a strong international perspective and an understanding of the Italian business culture and practices. An optional summer, not-for-credit internship with leading cultural organizations and financial and commercial firms is also a component of the M.A. program.


M.A. degree accredited by Georgetown University

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30 credits

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Finacial assistance is available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Applicaion for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001445

Locale: Large City

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