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.
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!
Tuesday, December 1, 12:00 PM ET: Adjunct Faculty at SSP
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 will share their experiences teaching in SSP and answer your questions about the classroom!
Tuesday, August 4: Alumni Chat with Martina Hukel, SSP ‘19
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.
Thursday, August 6: Overview of SSP
Please join this general information session hosted by our SSP Admissions Team to learn more about the program, as well as the application process.
Wednesday, August 12: The SSP Graduate Student Experience, Part I
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.
Tuesday, August 25: Career Center Resources
Learn more about the exceptional services provided by the School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center.
Monday, August 31: Technology and Security
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.
Wednesday, September 9: The SSP Graduate Student Experience, Part II
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.
Wednesday, September 16: Alumni Chat with Alexandra Vreeman, SSP ’20
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.
Tuesday, September 15: Academics at SSP
Join our Academics Team as they provide an overview of the SSP curriculum, including information on our concentrations, certificates, and more.
Thursday, October 1: Security Studies Program Information Session
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.
Wednesday, October 7, 12:00 PM ET: Dual MA/JD Degree Information Session
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.
Thursday, October 8, 3:00 PM ET: Alumni Chat with Allison Maddux, SSP ’20
While at SSP, Allison continued her 10-year career with the Department of Defense. She was also a Fellow with Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, studying and presenting on conflict-termination case studies. Learn more about her experience and what’s next post-SSP.
Thursday, October 15, 3:00 PM ET: The SSP Graduate Student Experience, Part III
Dr. Elizabeth Grimm, Director of Teaching and chair of the Intelligence concentration, will be joined by two current SSP students to discuss the graduate student experience in the Security Studies Program.
Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 PM ET: SSP and Military-Connected Students
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.
Thursday, October 22, 3:00 PM ET: Connect with SSP Alumni I Private Sector & Consulting
Join a group of recent SSP alumni working in exciting careers in the private sector and consulting. Learn more about their careers, the SSP student experience, and how Georgetown helped land their roles at consulting firms including Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte.
Friday, November 13, 9:00 AM ET: Alumni Coffee Chat: Foreign Service Officer, Katie Garay
Joining from Bangkok, Thailand, Katie Garay graduated from SSP in 2019 and is a 2017 Rangel Fellow. From Alexandria, Virginia Katie is currently serving in Bangkok, Thailand on her first assignment as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. She speaks English, Spanish, and Thai. Bring your coffee and learn more about Katie’s experience in SSP, learning Thai, and at the State Department.
Thursday, November 19, 5:00 PM ET: Fall 2021 Applicant Happy Hour
We know that working on your SSP application might be stressful. Unwind with current SSP students and recent alumni in a virtual happy hour!
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