The BMW Center's core program, the Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES), is a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary course of study that prepares students for professional careers in international business, government or non-governmental organizations, as well as academia.
Learning Goals of the MAGES Program
At the conclusion of the two-year MAGES program, students will have acquired broad knowledge of Europe and Germany drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives and their methodologies. They will have an appreciation and mastery of interdisciplinary analysis of European affairs, which entails among other things a capacity to interpret and apply theory within and across disciplines and to draw connections among discrete elements of a problem. MAGES graduates will have the ability to integrate academic and practical knowledge, and to demonstrate expertise in a self-defined area of European affairs. Students will acquire valuable skills in oral communication, critical writing, and original (including collaborative) research, and improve their mastery of two European languages. Taken together, their newly acquired proficiencies enable them to be informed participants in the transatlantic dialogue.
The BMW Center offers joint Ph.D. degrees in Economics, German, Government and History. The Center also offers a joint MAGES/J.D. and a joint five-year MAGES/M.P.P. Undergraduates at Georgetown may pursue a joint BSFS/MAGES degree or a European Studies Certificate.
The BMW Center for German and European Studies (CGES), the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin are pleased to offer a three-year joint degree program leading to a Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES) and Master of Public Policy (MPP). Students will have the option of spending either their second year, or the spring term of their second year, at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
MAGES students may also choose concentrations that track one of the five graduate-level certificate programs in the School of Foreign Service:
- Arab Studies
- Asian Studies
- Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies
- International Business Diplomacy
- Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies