About Georgetown University
About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is a private, not-for-profit, accredited university located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1789 by John Carroll, Georgetown is America’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university. It has nine schools, an affiliated hospital and many highly-ranked graduate programs.
Georgetown University Online
Since 1970, Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) has rolled out online formats for several programs. Look for online Masters degrees in some in-demand fields such as Nursing, Real Estate & Business. Find the same quality academic content in both on campus and online programs.
Mission, Vision and Values
Georgetown’s mission and values reflect the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person. The University fosters a setting where students can develop through reflection, service and inquiry.
Georgetown Admission Requirements
Future graduate students are required to have a bachelors degree from an accredited U.S. college or university. Students apply through an electronic form. Aside from their application and fee, students may have to provide the following.
- Official transcripts, B average
- Statement of purpose
- Letters of recommendation
- Test results (e.g. GRE, GRE subject tests, GMAT, MCAT) for some programs
- Proof of English language proficiency
Each graduate and professional program also has its own admissions process and requirements. For instance, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) students may have to furnish writing samples, resumes and other materials. However, the GRE and GMAT scores are not required.
Military Transcripts: NCU provides special assistance in obtaining transcripts for U.S. military students.
To remain compliant with federal VISA regulations, international students are not eligible to take courses exclusively online. Georgetown University is not yet able to offer online formats in every state for every online program.
Enrollment, Attendance, Graduation
Based on Fall 2015 data, graduate enrollment was well over 10,500 students. Graduate attendance was as follows. i
- 31% part-time and 69% full time student
- 11% enrolled in distance learning
- 1,800+ Bachelors degrees, 3,300+ Masters degrees, 950+ Doctorate degrees
- Special Learning Opportunities: Undergrad Distance, Grad Distance
- Credit Accepted: Dual credit, Credit For Military, Advanced placement(AP) credits
- Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (very high research activity)
- Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Georgetown University has over 1,450 full-time and 1,050 part-time faculty. Among Georgetown’s instructors are former diplomats, public health officials, economists, scientists, CEO’s and other industry experts. Across the disciplines, faculty members hold advanced degrees from the Ph.D. and J.D. to the M.A., M.B.A. and M.Ed., among others. In addition, there are over 600 graduate assistants.i
- ROTC Services
- Study Abroad Services
- Weekend Evening College Services
- Academic Career Counseling Services
- Employment Services for Students
- Placement Services Completers
- Library Services
Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation
Graduate attendance rate of 34% part-time and 66% full-time
For the years 2017-2018 Georgetown University awarded: 1801 bachelor's degrees, 3750 master's degrees, 859 doctor's degrees - professional practice, 124 doctor's degrees - research/scholarship
Georgetown University accepts financial aid applications from graduate students throughout the academic year. Students who apply for federal financial aid need to submit a FAFSA. Eligible students may be able to receive loans or grants. The Georgetown University Graduate School may offer limited scholarships, assistantships and fellowships. These are based on academic qualifications.
- The school is full of many supportive people who genuinely care for each other. You just really need to join something that interests you and then you'll be able to find some great friends. People seem very chill for it being considered a top university. Definitely a calmer atmosphere compared to schools like Stanford and Berkeley.
- The university provides the best of both academics opportunities as well as extracurricular activities in order to help their students explore and/or grow their skills on a specific or variety of fields. Their goal is to get their students involved in what they love in order to grow and expand the students knowledge.
- Overall, I love being a student at USC. On campus, I am a research assistant, a newspaper writer, and a dancer on the competitive hip-hop team. I've met a wide variety of students at USC, some who astound me with their intelligence and hobbies. I love talking to my professors during their office hours. The downsides to being a USC student is that a lot of things are inordinately expensive, the tuition keeps rising (unnecessarily), and the area around it is not super nice.
- Georgetown University: Online
Programs may have specific start dates based on academic semesters. For example, MPS degree programs start in Fall, Summer and Spring Semesters.