Tuition for Georgetown University graduate programs is calculated on a per-credit basis, exclusive of room and board and other fees. For the most up-to-date information about Georgetown graduate tuition rates, visit the Office of Student Financial Services.
Approximately one in three incoming students receive tuition scholarships. Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based aid by the admissions committee on the basis of academic record and intellectual promise. Decisions about scholarship awards for incoming students are made at the time of admission.
The MAAS program offers full and partial-tuition scholarships, as well as a limited number of stipends, to highly qualified applicants.
The MAAS program awards funding on a yearly basis. All students who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships for their second year must apply for funding at the end of their first year. Scholarship decisions for continuing students are made after spring semester grades are received.
The MAAS program typically allocates more funding to second-year students. More than two-thirds of MAAS students have received scholarships during their two years in the MAAS program. For the past two years, all of the returning students who applied for funding received a full or partial scholarship.
The major criteria that the committee considers in the awarding of funds are academic achievement and potential. MAAS students who wish to apply for renewal of scholarships or for first-time awards should therefore be aware that actual performance within the program is an important element in the committee’s evaluation process.
Tuition support is provided by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, and friends of the Center. CCAS offers scholarships in the names of:
- Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qassimi
- Hanna Batatu
- A.J. Howar
- Hisham Sharabi
- Al-Sayyid Hassan Taher
- the Kuwait-America Foundation
Fellowships and Assistantships
The MAAS program has a limited number of stipends available, which are awarded in the form of fellowships or assistantships. Incoming students are automatically considered for stipend assistance during admission; returning students are considered when they apply for merit-based funding at the end of their first year.
Additionally, CCAS faculty and staff are able to hire several students each year who work as hourly-paid research assistants or student employees. MAAS students are notified of such employment opportunities as the positions become available.
Language Study Scholarships
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers students Language Study Scholarships to cover the cost of one undergraduate-level language course (courses numbered below 350) per semester. All Arabic language classes needed to reach proficiency are undergraduate, so MAAS students receive scholarships for these courses and do not pay additional tuition for Arabic instruction.
Once students have passed the Arabic proficiency exam, they are permitted to take courses in other languages for which they may receive a Language Study Scholarship. The Language Study Scholarship may also be used for post-advanced Arabic content courses numbered below 350. Please click here for a list of Arabic content courses.
Undergraduate-level language courses are taken in addition to the required graduate coursework for the MAAS program and do not count toward the degree.
Additional Funding Opportunities
Because scholarship funding is limited, applicants should seek outside funding while applying to MAAS, including federal assistance. For information on sources of funding, please consult Georgetown’s Office of Student Financial Services website.
MAAS students may apply for grants to support thesis research, internships, and language study in the summer between their first and second year. Funding for summer opportunities is provided by the CCAS and the School of Foreign Service. Students apply for summer funding through the MAAS program. The number and amount of awards are based on the amount of money available and are subject to change each year.
Conference Travel Grants
The Graduate School supports the professional development of graduate students by providing Conference Travel Grants. These grants may be used toward travel and other expenses associated with participation in a professional meeting, and may be requested in advance. For more information, please visit the Graduate School’s website.
Additionally, MAAS students who present at a conferences may apply for funding from CCAS to help with transportation and accommodations associated with the conference. Students should apply directly through the MAAS program for such funding. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis.