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About the Program

Georgetown’s History department has a global reach, and is an established leader in international, global, and comparative history. The department offers a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Global, International, and Comparative History. The department is a leader in the growing emphasis on transnational history in the classroom and faculty scholarship, with recognized strengths in the Atlantic World, the Pacific World, international diplomacy and cultural interactions, the global environment, and comparative gender relations.

Georgetown’s doctoral student community in History numbers roughly 100, with new cohorts of 10-12 fully-funded students each year. Alumni have gone on to distinguished careers as historians in and out of the academy. In addition to the attention of a distinguished and award-winning History faculty, students benefit from Georgetown’s many regional studies programs and intellectual centers, where interdisciplinary activity is prized. Additionally, there are opportunities for language training.

The M.A. program offers students the opportunity to develop a historical perspective on our interconnected world and provides multiple avenues for students to engage with the issues and insights that arise from an international historical perspective. The program is small and selective. MA students work closely with faculty mentors and participate in classes with Ph.D. students.

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Degrees Offered Anchor

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. (Global, International and Comparative History)
  • M.A./B.A.
  • M.A./M.S. (Foreign Service)
  • Ph.D.
  • Ph.D./M.A. (Arab Studies)
  • Ph.D./M.A. (German and European Studies)
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page.  Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 80 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.0 minimum
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Application Deadlines

  • Ph.D.
    • Fall: December 1
    • Fall: January 15 (priority)
    • Fall: April 1 (final)
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Degree Requirements

The MAGIC program consists of 10 courses (30 credits), which may be taken over the course of three or four semesters. As part of the M.A. program, all students must demonstrate competence in at least one language other than English by passing the existing department-administered examination before beginning their third full semester in the program. For students with native languages other than English, the native language plus English will normally fulfill the program’s language requirement.

PhD students must complete 36 hours of graduate course work, prove proficiency in two languages other than English (one language for students in United States history), pass written and oral examinations in three fields and complete a doctoral dissertation.

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Connect with Us

Program Contact: Carolina Madinaveitia: cm372@georgetown.edu

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Apply Now

Begin your application today!

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