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.
In light of COVID-19, SSP Admissions will not be conducting on-campus interviews until further notice. However, we are still conducting interviews digitally via Zoom or Skype, as well as over the phone. All informational interviews are scheduled online. All times are based on Washington, DC (U.S. Eastern) Time.
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.
SSP attends numerous off-campus events in the Washington DC area and participates in graduate school fairs domestically and internationally. This year, all events will be held virtually. Check back as we announce more sessions.
During the application season, SSP regularly holds online information sessions. Below please find our upcoming events and registration links. Don’t forget to check back regularly as we add more sessions!
Foreign Affairs Open House
Thursday, August 4, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET
Join Foreign Affairs on August 4 for a virtual graduate school fair! Explore graduate opportunities and chat with admissions officers from top programs in public policy, diplomacy, and international studies. Registration is free.
Security Studies Program Overview
Thursday, August 12, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Whether you are just exploring your graduate school options or you know that Georgetown is the place for you, join the SSP Admissions Team as we provide you with an overview of our program!
As a recent graduate of the Security Studies Program, Martina will give you an insider look into what it’s like to be a student, and now an alum, of SSP. Join Martina as she discusses the Student Council, our Mentorship Program, Certificates, and more.
Please join this general information session hosted by our SSP Admissions Team to learn more about the program, as well as the application process.
Interested to learn what it’s like to be a graduate student in SSP? Join Dr. Kimberly Roberts, a member of our core faculty and Director of Graduate Studies, to hear all about what an SSP student experiences during their time in the program.
Learn more about the exceptional services provided by the School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center.
Hear from Dr. Ben Buchanan, core faculty member and chair of the technology and security concentration, to learn about SSP’s fastest-growing concentration. From our course offerings in cyber and artificial intelligence to the Center for Security and Emerging Technology, you’ll learn all about how SSP is on the cutting edge of technology research and education.
Two of our current SSP students will share more about their experience in the program while answering your questions. Join Olivia Albrighton-Vanway and Christian Blank to learn more about what being a graduate student in SSP is all about.
Alumna Alexandra Vreeman shares her experience in the program and gives insight into her work at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, where she is an External Affairs Specialist.
Join our Academics Team as they provide an overview of the SSP curriculum, including information on our concentrations, certificates, and more.
Interested in learning more about SSP and admissions process? Join Payton, Director of Admissions, and Robert, Assistant Director of Admissions and Alumni Engagement, for an overview about the program and application process.
Are you considering a dual degree with SSP and the Georgetown Law Center? Join three current dual degree students as they share their application and educational experiences.
Georgetown is an extremely military friendly institution! From our active duty service members to our veterans, Georgetown and the Security Studies Program attract applicants from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Join current and former military-connected SSP students to learn about their experience and how they leveraged (or will leverage) their experience in the program to advance their military career or pivot after separation.
SSP works with the best practitioners in the business to teach our students how to put theory to practice. In this information session, a few of our adjunct faculty members – Sebastian Bae, Paula Doyle, and Olga Belogolova – share their experiences teaching in SSP and answer your questions about the classroom!
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