Prospective Students

The mission of the Georgetown Security Studies Program is to equip students with the substantive knowledge and analytical skills necessary to confront the complex challenges facing the security community today. 

The program has a dual emphasis on the theories underlying international relations and the practical application of these theories, preparing graduates with the resources necessary for success in a variety of roles.

SSP students benefit from exceptional opportunities for intellectual and professional growth offered on campus: forward thinking scholarship, provocative speakers, and compelling events covering security challenges and policy prescriptions.

Additionally, our location in Washington, D.C. provides SSP students with direct exposure to leading government agencies, private sector firms, and non-profit and research institutions involved in U.S. national and international security.