Prospective students are encouraged to connect with SSP to learn more about our program and the application process. SSP offers a number of ways for applicants to engage with our admissions staff, including informational interviews, online chats, and graduate admissions fairs both across the U.S. and abroad.

On Campus

Prospective students are encouraged to visit Georgetown and the SSP prior to submitting an application. Informational interviews are offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. by appointment only. All informational interviews are scheduled online.

Interviews are not required for admission; they are for informational purposes only and have no bearing on an application or admission. Prospective students meet with members of the SSP admissions team.

The SSP Admissions Office is located at 3600 N St NW Washington, D.C., 20007. SSP also offers informational interviews via phone and Skype for prospective students who are unable to visit campus. Prospective students interested in arranging an interview via phone or Skype should schedule an interview online, then contact to provide their contact information.

For students living in or visiting the Washington, D.C. area, SSP also attends numerous off-campus events nearby. You can view those on our admissions travel schedule.

On the Road

Each year SSP and the School of Foreign Service travel outside the Washington, D.C. area to engage with applicants across the U.S., as well as abroad.

To see where we’ll be next, view our full travel schedule.


During the application season, SSP regularly holds online chats, which are hosted by Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and conducted by members of the SSP admissions team. Access the online portal here to view upcoming chats, log in, or register for a chat.

SSP also participates in several online grad school fairs. Register for an upcoming virtual fair below:

  • G5 Virtual Fair October 17, 2018 –  Link coming soon!
  • APSIA Virtual Fair November 15, 2018

Prospective students can also sign up to receive admissions emails and sign up for the Center for Security Studies public mailing list for monthly updates about public CSS events, program news, and more. You can also follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest from SSP.