Doctor of Liberal Studies

Doctor of Liberal Studies

On-Campus Format

Cultivate skills in perception, analysis, communication, and creative thinking through an interdisciplinary curriculum rooted in human values and ethics.

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Georgetown’s Doctor of Liberal Studies positions you at the intersection of multiple disciplines. You will explore philosophical, cultural, political, international, and current social concepts in a global context to develop a broader perspective of the complexities facing the modern world. Distinct from traditional Ph.D. programs, our interdisciplinary approach brings together different perspectives and fields of knowledge while addressing pressing issues.

You will have the opportunity to develop your own research project within the structure of the program, benefiting from Georgetown’s extensive scholarly work to guide you as you craft your doctoral thesis. Throughout your time in the program, you will learn how to synthesize your existing knowledge in new and innovative ways while mastering skills in perception, analysis, communication, and creative thinking.

  • Number of Credits
    36 credits

  • Format

  • Tuition

  • Enrollment
    Full-time or part-time

  • Duration
    5 to 7 years

  • Semester of Entry

Built on a foundation of ethics and human values, our program provides you with comprehensive tools needed to achieve your personal and professional aspirations. The program encourages you to frame issues in ways that cut across traditional academic disciplines.

Ideal for working professionals, our program is designed to fit your schedule. We offer courses exclusively on weekday evenings so you can earn your degree at a pace that suits your needs—without interrupting your career. No GMAT or GRE is required.

In the classroom, you will learn and grow alongside peers. The small size of our program ensures that you will have ample opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with your classmates through reading, reflection, writing, and discussion. You will also benefit from a faculty of distinguished experts and scholars, who serve as advisors, mentors, and advocates.

Upon completing the degree, you will be equipped with the analytical tools needed to make connections, dissect complexities, and pursue a life of curiosity and intellectual advancement

*Tuition rates for each term are published annually, typically in February. Total tuition listed here reflects Fall semester of entry.