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 any events of interest, such as employment fairs, conferences, and in-person career services.

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, allowing for a more flexible time frame for you to listen to lectures, complete readings, and turn in assignments.

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 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 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 region)

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