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Georgetown University

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The Department of History at Georgetown University offers programs of study leading to an M.A. degree in History for Global, International and Comparative History (MAGIC) and a Ph.D. in History.


The MAGIC program offers students the opportunity to develop a historical perspective on our interconnected world and provides multiple avenues for students to engage with the issues and insights that arise from an international historical perspective. 

Key Features 

  • The History program at Georgetown University provides a foundation for professional participation in the world of global affairs as well as strong preparation for doctoral studies.
  • Students both delve deeply into the history of a particular world region and situate that same region within a broader context through the study of transnational, comparative, and thematic trends.

Programme Structure

  • Coursework in our program is intended to provide students with a solid knowledge of historiography in their specialty, substantial experience in archival research, and the opportunity to explore new fields, themes, and methods of inquiry.
  • Generally, doctoral students take three courses each semester for their first two years in the program. All students must take the Core Colloquium in their first semester and complete a two-semester research seminar.

Courses include: 

  •  Global and International History
  •  Pacific Empires 
  •  African and the History of Capitalism 
  • Divided Germany 
  •  The Magic of History 
  •  Europe and the Early Modern Wor1d 

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words max)
  • Writing Sample (20-25 pages for MAGIC; minimum 25 pages for PhD)
  • Supplemental Data Form (MAGIC program only)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. 
  • Official Recommendations (3)
  • GRE General Test

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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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