How to Apply for: Doctoral Degree Programs

Required Documents for Degree Seeking Applicant:
  1. A Completed Application 
  2. A $50 Application Fee
  3. Two Writing Samples
    Applicants must provide two academic papers, preferably from different disciplines. The applicant's name and the degree for which the paper was written must be written clearly on the first page of each paper. Other examples of writing may be substituted with approval from Dr. Frank Ambrosio (
  4. Statement of Purpose
    Please write a four-to-five page (double-spaced and typewritten) essay indicating why you are seeking the Doctor of Liberal Arts degree and what your anticipated area(s) of study will be.
  5. Resume/CV
  6. Three Completed Recommendation 
    Recommendation forms should be completed by former teachers or professional associates capable of appraising your present ability to pursue independent graduate work. Applicants using the Online Application Manager will have the opportunity to send an online recommendation form to potential recommenders via email. Please note: All recommendations supplied to SCS will be considered confidential. Students wishing to view copies of their recommendations should contact their recommenders directly.
  7. Official Transcript(s) Original, official transcripts from undergraduate school where degree was conferred. Original, official transcripts from all graduate institutions previously attended. Please note: Transcripts for all graduate degrees should have a conferral date of no later than the fall prior to your application term. All transcripts should be mailed to the School of Continuing Studies Admissions Office.  All U.S. institutions must be accredited through one of the bodies officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (
  8. For International applicants 
    Official WES ( or ECE ( evaluations of all degree earned transcripts from outside the United States must be provided. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required to ensure English proficiency at a level required for success in this program. Please see the section For International Students for more information.


Online Application

To apply online, please go to the SCS Online Application, create an account, and choose the Doctor of Liberal Studies application. The Online Application Manager allows prospective students to submit their entire application packet online, with the exception of transcripts, which must be submitted in hard copy to the SCS Admissions Office at the address below.

Contact Information and Mailing Address

School of Continuing Studies Office of Admissions
640 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 687-8700 (phone)
(202) 687-8954 (fax)


February 1st - The application and all required materials must be received by this date in order for an application to be considered complete for review. Applications and documents that arrive after the February 1st deadline will not be considered for that year's application pool.   


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Please mail official transcripts to:

School of Continuing Studies Admissions Office

Georgetown University
School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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