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Liberal Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Our Liberal Studies program from Georgetown University provides you with the well-rounded expertise you need to advance your career while also balancing personal and professional commitments.
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The Program

Ideal for students working across a wide range of fields—including business, international relations, media and communications, and the humanities—our Liberal Studies program from Georgetown University is designed to fit your life. We offer flexible options to take classes in the evenings and on a part-time basis, making it possible for you to earn a degree without interrupting your career. Additionally, we accept up to 64 transfer credits—including military training—so you can pick up where you left off and build upon any previous academic experience.

As a student in the program, you’ll have access to Georgetown’s diverse network of professional and academic resources. You’ll learn from a faculty of distinguished scholars and industry leaders, who bring academic knowledge and professional expertise into the classroom. Outside of class, you’ll have opportunities to attend individual academic advising sessions with expert advising staff, designed to help you stay on track in achieving your goals throughout your time in the program—and beyond.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • BioTech and Global Health
  • Cyber Ops and Global Politics
  • Enlightenment, Revolution and Democracy
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Fundamental Concepts of Modern Science
  • Interdisciplinary Writing
  • International Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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

    984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 984 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 984 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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