Prospective Students

The student body of Georgetown’s Journalism program is one of the most diverse among all journalism master’s programs in the country, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Students come from all over the United States and more than a dozen countries, bringing with them a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Who We Are

Students generally fall into one of three categories:

  • Students coming directly from an undergraduate program or a few years out of college who are early on in their media and journalism careers.
  • Students with three to seven years of work experience in another field who are looking to break into journalism.
  • Students with more than 10 years of journalism experience who want to refresh their skill sets and advance to the next level in their careers.

Why Students Chose Georgetown

  • Freedom to customize their degree
  • Faculty of experienced and currently working professionals
  • Opportunity to try new things and explore new tools

What prospective students need to submit:

NO GRE Required!

  1. Completed application
  2. Official transcripts (start early)
  3. Personal statement
  4. Two letters of recommendation (start early)
  5. Résumé
  6. Writing samples
  7. TOEFL or IELTS (for international student applicants)
  8. Application fee

Apply today by creating an account on Apply Yourself and starting your application.

More information:

GOT QUESTIONS? Contact Senior Admissions Advisor William Griffith at or 202-687-8664. Or visit the Admissions team’s website. We welcome prospective students make an appointment to visit our campus, meet our admissions officer and sit in on a class to get the feel for what being a student here is like.