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Foreign Service - International History, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Foreign Service - International History program from Georgetown University emphasizes the ways the world has become ever more integrated during recent centuries. The interaction of global processes, national developments, and local lives are key concerns.
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The Program

History is the pivotal discipline at the intersection of the social sciences and the humanities, instilling rigorous fact-based empirical habits of thought like those of scientists, integrated with social, cultural, and gender analyses of humanists, always recognizing the value of human empathy. Georgetown historians not only bring strengths in political and environmental, social and cultural studies engaging societies across the world—we are developing new emphases at the intersection of science and society.

History is not committed to one analytical perspective, but the integration of many. Historians analyze power, technology, and production, social relations and culture, war and peace, environment and gender, and more. We use textual sources and archival materials, quantitative studies, oral inquiries, and more. Ultimately the goal is the integrated analysis of how societies change—in the Foreign Service - International History programfrom Georgetown University we emphasize how global interactions shape key processes of change.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • HIST 305, Global Perspectives on International History
  • Four courses chosen from the approved list in International History posted on the BSFS web site, including at least one colloquium or seminar
  • Five courses for the self-designed concentration within the major. Concentrations may be thematic, regional, or periodic in character and must be developed in consultation with a faculty mentor.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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