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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.

Whether students are looking to switch careers or advance on their current path, Georgetown will expose them to opportunities around the world including the world's top recruiters. Students will learn successful approaches to strategically utilize their education for career advancement.

With 93% of graduates obtaining an offer and 90% accepting that offer, the future is bright for graduates of Georgetown University.

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's McDonough School of Business develops and educates principled leaders with a global mindset to be in service to business and society. Their rigorous curricula, diverse community, vibrant location, and commitment to ethics come together to create an educational experience like no other.

Enrollment, Attendance, Graduation

Based on Fall 2015 data, graduate enrollment was well over 10,500 students. Graduate attendance was as follows: 

  • 31% part-time and 69% full time student
  • 11% enrolled in distance learning
  • 1,800+ Bachelors degrees, 3,300+ Masters degrees, 950+ Doctorate degrees

Financial Aid

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.

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.

Start Dates

Programs may have specific start dates based on academic semesters. For example, MPS degree programs start in Fall, Summer and Spring Semesters.


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.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Graduate Programs
Master's Degrees
MS in in Finance

Location & Contact

Student Contact Allan Eberhart
Senior Associate Dean, Technology-Intensive Education
Phone: 202-687-3883

AddressRafik B. Hariri Building
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington D.C., 20057