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College and Schools
From its origins as a small regional college, Georgetown has grown into a major international university that includes four undergraduate schools, respected graduate programs, a law center and a medical center.
The College exists to provide a liberal education for young men and women who will be called to intellectual, moral, and professional leadership, and to foster in them a lifelong commitment to the quest for truth. As a Jesuit college, it draws upon a dynamic tradition of education, characterized by an optimistic Christian humanism and committed to the assumption of responsibility and action.
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) is the centerpiece of Georgetown University's commitment to educate students for careers in international affairs. Its unique undergraduate program, established in 1919, is grounded in the study of liberal arts, focused on international affairs and approached from an interdisciplinary perspective. The School degree, as well as joint programs with other departments and schools at the university. Drawing on the rich resources of the nation's capital, influential practitioners join renowned scholars to prepare our students for leadership positions around the globe in the private sector, government, and international and nongovernmental organizations.
Along with a solid liberal arts foundation, students at The McDonough School of Business interweave a professional learning that will enable them to influence the community through competent and caring service. Committed to excellence and sensitive to the impact of managerial policies on society, the faculty integrates teaching and research, simultaneously exposing students to their values and their science.
The Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies has a tradition of excellence in the education of health care professionals, providing leaders for the nation and the world. The school offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) for traditional college students, for registered nurses returning for advanced education and for those who already hold a college degree in another field. The Graduate Program offers the Master of Science (M.S.) in five specializations: Integrated Health Systems for those with or without a nursing degree, and advanced practice degrees in Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Family Practice and Acute Care.
Viewed individually, Georgetown's manifold graduate programs reflect the diversity and creativity of our faculty. Seen as a whole, the Graduate School reflects our Jesuit heritage, expressed through conviction that research programs should retain a healthy sense of the needs and interests of the world, and that professional programs should teach the practical value of skillful and thoughtful research.
Georgetown University Law Center prepares its graduates to excel in a range of legal careers from private practice to teaching and public service of all kinds. It is an educational institution dedicated to the principle that law is but a means, justice is the end. With this principle in mind, Georgetown has built an environment that is at once conducive to the exchange of practical ideas and the pursuit of academic excellence.
The specific mission of the Georgetown University Medical Center is the advancement of health through research in the clinical and biomedical sciences, the education of future leaders in medical and nursing practice and academia, and the provision of compassionate and scientifically competent patient care and service to the Washington community and the nation.
Georgetown's program of Continuing Studies rests on the belief that art, literature, history, philosophy, theology-all the various disciplines that engage students during their four brief years of college-can continue to speak with power and insight to men and women throughout their lives and guide them to the wisdom to live well. The School of Continuing Studies offers part-time evening degree programs -- the Doctor of Liberal Studies, D.L.S.; the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S.; the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, B.A.L.S.; and a joint degree, M.D./M.A.L.S., available to Medical School students.
Dedicated to helping people transform their lives and careers, the Center for Professional Development extends the mission of Georgetown University to working professionals. We pursue a philosophy of educating the whole person, one person at a time. Our programs enable you to learn and grow both professionally and personally. We invite you to join our learning community and build your career for the 21st century.
Cultural immersion and a rigorous academic experience abroad have become part of the Georgetown tradition of liberal education. Since 1972, Georgetown has created a network of over 70 programs in cooperation with partners worldwide. These programs have their own character, marked by the curricula of the host universities and the cultural milieu of the cities in which they are located.