Development Management & Policy
The Development Management program
is not currently accepting applications.
The Graduate School, along with Georgetown’s Department of Government and the Department of Politics and Government of the Universidad Nacional de General San Martín (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, offers an academic program leading to the joint degree of Master of Arts in Development Management and Policy (DEVM) / Maestría en Políticas Públicas y Gerenciamiento del Desarrollo (MPPyGD).
The DEVM program, which takes place entirely in Buenos Aires and is designed for bilingual students, contributes to the on-going transformation of Georgetown University into a global institution of higher education.
The program’s twin pillars are a pursuit of academic excellence and instilling a sense of social responsibility and justice. We combine a focus on global development and management issues, with training in social science methods and public policy analysis.
Designed to attract college and university graduates planning careers either in the public or private sector or in international organizations, the program accepts students who have diverse educational and professional backgrounds. Students may enter the program directly from colleges or universities or from positions in the public sector, the business community or non-governmental organizations.
November 1, 2017
January 15, 2018 (priority)
March 15, 2018 (final)
January 15, 2018 (priority)
March 15, 2018 (final)
PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Please be sure to review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.
All students must apply on-line through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Admissions committees at Georgetown and UNSAM jointly make recommendations for admission, which are then forwarded to the Graduate School. Admission to the M.A. program is official only upon receipt of a letter from the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Admission to a degree program may be granted to applicants:
- Who have received a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from an international college or university;
- Who will graduate or have graduated with an average of B or better;
- Who meet the academic criteria specified by the Department of Government and the Graduate School.
Application Materials required:
- Application Form
- Non-refundable Application Fee
- Statement of Purpose
- Official Transcripts (all prior institutions) [printed copies must be sent directly from the degree-granting institution, must clearly state that the degree has been awarded; and if from a non-English speaking institution, must be officially translated into English]
- Letters of Recommendation (2)
- GRE Scores for students who are native speakers of English, and/or have graduated from a U.S. institution of higher education (see below) [must be official scores sent directly from the testing service]
- TOEFL/IELTS (please see below)
- Writing Sample (approximately 15 pages in length)
- Demonstrated proficiency in Spanish (non-native speakers are required to submit either a writing sample in Spanish (10 pages or fewer) or a letter from a Spanish-speaking professor certifying the applicant’s level and proficiency in Spanish).
Official hard copy transcripts should be mailed to the following address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Attn: Credentials – Dev Mgt & Policy Program
3520 Prospect Street, NW, CB-207
Washington, DC 20057-1004
GRE – GRADUATE RECORD EXAM
Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required for all native English-speaking applicants, and foreign students with degrees from colleges and universities in countries where English is the primary language. There is no required minimum score on the GRE. Georgetown University’s reporting code is 5244. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without GRE scores. Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at: http://www.gre.org/ttindex.html
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: TOEFL / IELTS
All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English). All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without GRE or TOEFL/IELTS scores.
TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) 80 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Georgetown University’s reporting code is 5244. TOEFL information: http://www.ets.org/toefl/
IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: http://www.ielts.org
Students must complete 11 courses and, during the second year, a two-part Thesis Writing Seminar. This seminar is intended to guide the students through the process of selecting a research topic, planning the research stages and drafting the manuscript. Students are also required to complete the following:
- Four core courses
- Two methodology courses
- Five electives
- A master’s thesis
- Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0