Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About the Online Master's Programs at Georgetown University

Does this program involve any on-campus residencies?

No. There are no required on-campus residencies. However, online students are welcome to visit our campus for access to in-person resources like the library and study spaces, and to attend networking events and career fairs.

Do I need to have a bachelor's degree to apply?

Yes. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university to apply to online master’s programs at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.

Do I need to be available on certain days and times to participate in coursework?

All online courses are asynchronous, meaning you can watch lectures and participate in discussion boards wherever and whenever it suits your schedule.

What accreditations does Georgetown University have?

All programs offered by Georgetown are accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and all graduate programs, including the Master of Professional Studies, have been approved by the Graduate School at Georgetown. Georgetown University is also certified by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a Division I school. Learn more about our accreditation.

Will my degree specify the program was online?

No. The degree awarded will be for a Master of Professional Studies and will include the program name but will not include the program modality.

Do I have to take the GRE or GMAT?

No. Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies does not require GRE or GMAT test scores for admission to our graduate programs.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes. For information on loans and other financial assistance, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services. To determine your eligibility, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and SCS Supplemental Form. Financial aid is not available for international students.

What resources are available for online students?

All resources available to on-campus SCS students are also available to online students. Services include Georgetown’s Academic Resource Center, Counseling & Psychiatric Services, Digital Media Center, GOCard Office, Library, Office of Academic Affairs & Compliance, Office of Student Financial Services, Registrar, Veterans Services, and Writing Center.

What is the online student experience like?

Our programs are designed to be fully online, so our students have easy access to faculty and a variety of services. You'll be able to learn at your own pace in an asynchronous format and fit your learning into your busy schedule with ease. Learn more about our online experience.

Can working professionals with families handle the course load of an online master's degree?

Yes, absolutely. Online programs at Georgetown University are explicitly designed for busy working professionals, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The asynchronous format lends itself well to the flexibility you need to succeed in the program you select.

How much time will I have to devote to the program on a weekly basis?

The expected hours will vary per program. For a graduate-level program, you may have 12–15 hours per week of classwork, per course. To learn more about the requirements for each graduate-level online program, visit the online Master’s in Real Estate, online Master’s in Sports Industry Management, or online Master’s in Technology Management programs.

What resources are available for students with disabilities?

The School of Continuing Studies proudly supports the role of the Georgetown University Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) and does not discriminate or deny access to otherwise qualified students on the basis of disability. Depending on documentation, students with disabilities may be eligible for reasonable accommodations and/or special services in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to contact the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in the School of Continuing Studies before the start of classes to allow time for the ARC to review documentation and to make recommendations for appropriate accommodations.

The ARC may be contacted via email at arc-scs@georgetown.edu or phone at (202) 784-7366. Read more about disability services.

Can I participate in the online modality of a program if I live out of state?

Georgetown University is able to offer the online format to residents of all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Can international students participate in the online modality of a program?

Georgetown University does not currently accept applications or enrollment requests for online programs from non-U.S. citizens who are residents of the following countries:

  • Canada (exceptions: Online format is available for Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec)
  • China
  • Germany
  • Kenya
  • Spain
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Ukraine (Crimea, DNR, and LRN regions)

Please consult the Important Policies for Online Students page for the most up-to-date information.