The MA in German and European Studies (MAGES) curriculum is designed to provide a firm rooting in each of the program’s five disciplines (comparative politics, cultural studies, economics, history, and international relations) while remaining flexible for students to develop individual concentrations that reflect their personal interests and professional goals. Students can also pursue a certificate in a technical or regional area as their concentration in the MAGES program.

At the beginning of the program’s second semester, students work with their faculty advisor to develop an individual concentration. This concentration helps students frame the rest of their study at Georgetown, helping them to select a unified collection of courses that build toward the topic they wish to research for the capstone project.

Sample concentrations that MAGES students have self-designed:

  • Comparative Economic Policy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Contemporary European Cinema
  • Corporate Responsibility in Europe
  • Cultural Politics of European Security
  • Diplomacy and International Security
  • Education Policy and International Education
  • Energy and Security in Europe and its Periphery
  • Energy, the Environment and Transatlantic Relations
  • EU Enlargement
  • EU Food and Agricultural Policy
  • EU-Latin American Relations and Economic Development
  • EU-Russian Relations: Energy Politics
  • EU-Turkish Relations
  • European Environment History
  • European Integration of Eastern European Countries
  • Food and Identity in Transnational Contexts
  • Foreign Aid, Investment and Development
  • History, Culture and Politics of European Transitions to Capitalism
  • Human Rights in the EU
  • International Business and Diplomacy
  • International Economics and Finance
  • International Law and Negotiations
  • Migration and Development Policy of Europe
  • Multilingualism and Minority Rights
  • Muslims in Europe in a Post-9/11 World
  • Nationalism and Political Identity in European Integration
  • Non-EU Member States in the Broad Neighborhood of Europe
  • Politics of Security: Russia
  • Private Sector Development in Emerging Markets
  • Post-Socialist Politics in Europe
  • Post-War German History, Culture and Society
  • Public Diplomacy and International Security
  • Regional Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Telecommunications Policy and Globalization
  • Transatlantic Regulatory Policy
  • Transatlantic Security and Counterterrorism