Application Instructions

MAGES Application Checklist          MAGES/Ph.D. Applications  

MAGES/J.D. Applications   MAGES/MPP Applications       MAGES/Undergraduate Applications 

MAGES Application Checklist

Applicants must submit the following 10 items to the Office of Graduate Admissions by January 15, 2017. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that all materials are submitted online and postmarked by the application deadline.

  1. Standard Georgetown University Graduate School Online Application (click here for the application)
  2. Non-refundable Application Fee
  3. Academic Statement of Purpose (500 words in length, in English; Applicants should address their academic and professional objectives, as well as their compatibility with the MAGES program.)
  4. Three Official Recommendation Letters; based on your academic/professional background, professors, employers or a combination who can address your ability to do graduate work (to be submitted via the form in the online application)
  5. Official Transcript(s) from all undergraduate and graduate studies (Transcripts should be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office, not the BMW Center.) Georgetown University, Office of Graduate Admissions, 3520 Prospect Street NW, Box 571004, Washington, DC 20057. 
  6. Official Test Scores: GRE (required) and TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable). The ETS code (GRE and TOEFL scores) for Georgetown University is 5244. Official test scores should be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office, not the BMW Center.
  7. Academic Writing Sample written in English (preferably 10-20 pages and related to European Studies; include footnotes, citations, etc.)
  8. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  9. MAGES Language Proficiency Form. One European language evaluation must be uploaded to online application. (Language professor, teacher or native speaker with whom you have worked in a professional setting should complete the form. Applicants who are native speakers of a European language do not need to complete a Language Proficiency Form.)
  10. MAGES Supplemental Data Form. Must be uploaded to online application.

Applications will not be reviewed by the admissions committee until all documentation has been received.

Recommended Timeline for Applying:

By November 18 – Register for the GRE Test and TOEFL or IELTS (if necessary), start studying!
                                       Request your three letter of recommendation from professors/supervisors  by 12/16/16     
                                       Request your transcript(s) to be sent to Georgetown

By November 25 – Begin your online application
                                       Choose your academic writing sample
                                       Start preparing your academic statement of purpose

By December 2 –  Follow up with your recommenders, share your academic statement of purpose with them
                                    Review your resume/CV and get feedback from the career center or a friend/colleague

By December 9 –  Finalize your academic statement of purpose and get feedback from a professor/colleague

By December 23 – Take the GRE & TOEFL/IELTS Test (if necessary), scores must be in at Georgetown by 1/15/17

By January 6 –   Upload resume/CV, statement of purpose, MAGES supplemental form and writing sample
                                 Complete your online application
                                 Pay application fee and submit your application
                                 Make sure your recommenders have submitted their letters to support your application

 

MAGES/Ph.D. Applications

Applicants to the MAGES/Ph.D. dual degree program must complete all application procedures and fulfill all entrance requirements for the MAGES program. Applicants must also submit a separate application packet to the respective Ph.D. Program according to the guidelines set out by that department. The application for these programs can be found on the Georgetown University Graduate School website.

Please indicate on your application that you are applying to a dual degree program. It is recommended that you write two separate statements of purpose and enclose both in the applications, indicating clearly on the top of the page which statement is for which program.

MAGES/MPP Applications

Applicants to the MAGES/MPP dual degree program must complete all application procedures and fulfill all entrance requirements for the MAGES program. Applicants must also submit a separate application packet to the McCourt School according to their requirements. The application for these programs can be found on the Georgetown University Graduate School website.

Please indicate on your application that you are applying to a dual degree program. 

MAGES/J.D. Applications

Applicants to the MAGES/J.D. dual degree program must complete all application procedures and fulfill all entrance requirements for the MAGES program. Applicants must also submit a separate application packet for the J.D. program according to the guidelines set out by the Georgetown Law Center. Application requirements for the J.D. program can be found on the Law Center website. LSAT scores are required and should be sent to the Georgetown Law Center. GRE scores should be mailed directly to the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office.

The MAGES/J.D. student is considered a law student for three out of the four years of the program. This would typically mean that students would be eligible for Law Center funding and subject to Law Center tuition and fees in their first year, Main Campus funding and tuition levels in their second year, and Law Center Funding and tuition arrangements for all subsequent years.

Please indicate on your MAGES application that you are applying to the dual degree program. It is recommended that you write two separate statements of purpose and enclose both in the MAGES application, indicating clearly on the top of the page which statement is for which program.

MAGES/Undergraduate Applications

Undergraduate students from Georgetown University who are interested in applying for the five-year accelerated MAGES/BSFS program should contact MAGES for more information.