The MA in German and European Studies (MAGES) is the preeminent European Studies program in the United States.
MAGES prepares students to be leaders in transatlantic relations and European affairs. Unique among international affairs graduate programs, the MAGES degree features a strong interdisciplinary curriculum, dedicated world-class faculty, small class size, and professional development opportunities designed to prepare graduates to become leading professionals in government, non-governmental organizations, international business, or academia.
Develop Your European Expertise
During two years of intensive study, MAGES students widen their understanding of contemporary Europe and deepen their expertise in a personally chosen academic concentration.
Students take a series of core courses from distinguished faculty in their fields focused on Europe from the perspectives of the participating disciplines: cultural studies, economics, history, and political science (comparative politics and international relations). Working with faculty, students then design a concentration to focus on their area of specialization and choose courses from the breadth of classes offered within the BMW Center for German and European Studies, the School of Foreign Service, and Georgetown University.
Washington, DC: At the Heart of the Transatlantic Relationship
MAGES students have unparalleled access to international affairs in practice. Professional development opportunities including career planning workshops, alumni networking, signature internships, and valuable skills-based learning ensure that MAGES students launch prominent careers equipped with academic expertise.
Prominent speakers frequently visit Georgetown University to discuss policy, announce new initiatives, and to engage with students on our historic Hilltop campus.
CGES hosts adjunct faculty from the policy community who offer courses on their areas of expertise and who contribute to the relevance of the professional training that MAGES students receive in the program.