Important Policies for Online Students
US Admissions Eligibility for Online Programs
Georgetown University is able to offer the online format to residents of all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for the following programs:
Executive Master of Professional Studies Degrees
Emergency & Disaster Management
Global Strategic Communications
Program & Portfolio Management
Master of Professional Studies Degrees
Emergency & Disaster Management
Integrated Marketing Communications
Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Sports Industry Management
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
*Please note that only certain courses within this program are available online.
We are able to offer the following programs in the online format in all states except those indicated below:
Applied Intelligence (Maryland)
Human Resources Management (Louisiana, Puerto Rico)
International Admissions Eligibility for Online Programs
Georgetown University is not currently accepting applications for online programs from students who are residents of the following countries unless they are U.S. citizens:
- Canada (exception: applications are accepted from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec)
- North Korea
- Ukraine (Crimea Region)
We make every effort to keep these lists up to date; however, your admissions advisor will have the most current information on online admissions from states or countries outside the District of Columbia.
For information on online enrollment for professional certificate programs, please see the CCPE Information for Online Students page.
Online MPS Programs
Visa support is currently unavailable.
Admitted international students may receive immigration support through Georgetown SCS to apply for a U.S student visa to participate in the on-site residencies. Students are responsible for acquiring any necessary visas for international residency locations.
Online Program Internships
Students living outside the U.S., including U.S. citizens, may not be able to complete an internship or field experience. This applies to the following online programs: Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management and Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management. Students living outside the U.S. may apply for these programs, but may not be able to select elective courses that involve an internship or field experience. Prospective students should contact their admissions advisor to discuss how this policy applies to their situation if they are interested in completing an internship, while current students should contact their Program Administrator.
Please be aware that students who relocate while enrolled at Georgetown University may experience a delay in registration eligibility or potentially be unable to complete their studies if they are moving to a country or state where Georgetown is not currently authorized to offer an online option for a particular program. Prospective students should contact their admissions advisor to discuss how relocation could alter their eligibility, while current students should contact their Program Administrator if they are considering relocating during their course of study.
Additional Information for Online Students
Degrees conferred by Georgetown University are recognized in the United States and may be recognized in other countries. Degrees and certificates conferred by Georgetown University are not officially recognized by Mexico. All international students are encouraged to research the policies pertaining to degree recognition in their home country prior to enrolling in a Georgetown program.
None of the online master's programs offered through the School of Continuing Studies provide any professional licensure or certification. Though not required, students in these programs may wish to research and seek certifications through professional organizations in their field.
State-specific information and policies for online students are located in the Supplement to Graduate Professional Studies Student Handbook for Online Students.
Additional information for distance education students at Georgetown University is available through the Office of Compliance and Ethics.
Specific refund policies have been developed for our online format. Current refund schedule available here. This page features information for online degree programs. For information pertaining to online certificates and non-credit courses, please click here.
Please see our How to Apply page for information on the application process.
Please mail official transcripts to:
School of Continuing Studies Admissions Office
School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Center for Continuing and Professional Education Contacts
- CCPE Email
- CCPE Phone
Summer Programs for High School Students Contacts
- Summer High School Email
- Summer High School Phone