The Georgetown University Department of Government is pleased to announce the creation of a new M.A. program in Democracy Studies. Applications for Fall 2006 are currently being accepted.
As you may know, Georgetown has a long history of excellence in its M.A. programs. A recent survey of international relations faculty around the country ranked Georgetown as the number two university in the United States in terms of the quality of its M.A. degrees in international affairs, a subject matter relevant to several of our new or expanded M.A. programs. Our M.A. programs take full advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by Georgetown’s traditional strength in political science and its location in Washington DC.
The 42-credit M.A. program in Democracy Studies introduces students to the problems of democratic practice in contemporary democracies and the diverse challenges and obstacles to promoting sustained democratization in developing states. The program provides solid preparation for a variety of professions and positions students well for further academic study in the field. The curriculum emphasizes four main thematic areas: (1) history and theories of democracy, (2) governance and representation, (3) democratization in theory and practice, and (4) democracy and development. Students will also be required to take courses that provide exposure to experiences of democratization in particular world regions and will have the opportunity to supplement coursework with an internship. Having worked closely with a host of organizations on the cutting-edge of democracy promotion, including USAID, the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, the Journal of Democracy, the National Democratic Institute, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the United States Institute for Peace, core faculty are well-equipped to help students design an internship to enrich their degree program. Applications for Fall 2006 are due July 15, 2006.
Applications may be submitted online at http://grad.georgetown.edu/pages/apply_online.cfm .
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