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MAGIC Overview

Deadline Extended: MAGIC will be accepting applications for admission for the Fall Semester, 2014, until June 1, 2014

The MAGIC program will consist of ten courses (30 credits).  The ten courses will be taken over the course of three or four semesters, depending on the student's language preparation and research needs.  Students must take at least three courses each semester during the first two semesters in the program.  Students will chose from the extensive list of graduate-level courses (500 and above) offered by the History Department.  In addition to having access to departmental course offerings, students may take up to two courses outside the History Department.

The goal is to allow students to craft, with a faculty advisor) their own programs, placing a nation or a world region in the international context, and exploring from the sixteen century to the present.  Participants may choose to emphasize any time period.  The History Department encourages all to thinking the longer term.

MAGIC for Georgetown Undergraduates

This program allows a select group of upper-level Georgetown University undergraduates in the College and SFS to enroll in the MAGIC program as seniors, taking two to four graduate courses in their senior year. Two of these classes will be double-counted towards both College/SFS and MAGIC requirements. This will allow students to complete the requirements of the MAGIC program in as little as two semesters (and no more than three semesters) following their graduation from the College or SFS.

Basic admission standards consist of: an undergraduate transcript with an overall GPA of at least 3.67; an application statement; three letters of recommendation; an analytical writing sample 10-20 pages long. This program is open to highly qualified History and International History majors, as well as to students in other fields whose curricular backgrounds suggest a strong interest in, and capacity for, the study of history. All applicants are required to have enrolled in at least two upper-level (i.e. 300- or 400-level) History colloquia by the time of their application to the Accelerated MAGIC Degree Program.

It should be emphasized and clearly understood that conferral of degrees is to be sequential, not simultaneous.

Application for the program should be made either in the second semester of the applicant's junior year or the first semester of the applicant's senior year.  For further inquiries, please contact the MAGIC Director in the History Department.

Department of History
Georgetown University

May 2013


Department of HistoryICC 60037th and O Streets, NW, Washington DC 20057Phone: (202) 687.6061Fax: (202) 687.7245

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