How to Apply
Application deadlines for consideration for Fall 2013 admission are January 15, 2013 (Round 1) and April 15, 2013 (Round 2).
Prospective students are required to apply online.
Only completed applications can be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The applicant is responsible for completing the admissions file.
Be sure to read completion instructions carefully before submitting an application. Download the application instructions here.
Send all supporting materials to:
Georgetown MBA Evening Program: Admissions
McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 390
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057-1223
The Admissions Committee makes decisions based on a collection of documents, personal interactions, test scores, and other items. A complete application must include the following components:
Two Professional References (one of these should be from a current supervisor)
Official GMAT or GRE Score (only the MBA Evening Program accepts the GRE)
Official TOEFL or IELTS Score (if applicable)
Official Transcripts/Academic Documents
$175 non-refundable application fee
Submit a one- to two-page current résumé, including non-work affiliations, personal interests, and community contributions. Send résumé along with a printed version of the application.
Please respond to the following questions.
- Answer both Part A and Part B:
- Part A - What is your short-term goal following graduation from the Georgetown McDonough MBA Evening Program? What skills are you seeking to develop or improve upon in order to reach your goals? (500 words or fewer)
- Part B - What is your long-term career goal? (100 words or fewer)
- Answer either option A or option B (select only one):
- Option A - Describe a global business challenge and its relevance to your post-MBA career. (750 words or fewer)
- Option B - Describe yourself both personally and professionally and how you will contribute to the Georgetown McDonough community. (750 words or fewer)
- Why do you want to attend the Georgetown McDonough MBA Evening Program? Tell us in tweet format. (140 characters or fewer)
The Admissions Committee welcomes any additional relevant information you wish to include in support of your application. If necessary, please comment on your academic record as an indication of your potential for graduate management education. You also may use this space to explain issues such as gaps in your work history, why you are currently not working full-time, or why you have not included a recommendation from your current supervisor. (500 words maximum)
For re-applicants only:
How have you strengthened your application over the past year? The Admissions Committee welcomes information about any noteworthy professional, academic, or personal achievements. (500 words maximum)
The application must be submitted with a non-refundable fee of $175. This fee may be paid online via electronic check or credit card. Specific payment instructions are available within the online application.
Interviews are by invitation of the Admissions Committee only. Following the submission of a complete application, applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview if the Admissions Committee determines one is necessary.
The MBA Evening Program requires official transcripts of all academic work beyond secondary school. Photocopied documents may not be used to fulfill this requirement. A document is official when submitted to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal, by the appropriate academic officer. The applicant is responsible for obtaining certified translations of all original documentation that are not in English.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required and each must be submitted online. Both recommendations should be professional references from an occupational setting and at least one of the recommendations should be written by a current or previous supervisor. Georgetown University reserves the right to contact the recommenders for any applicant during the application review process.
GMAT or GRE
Applicants must submit an official copy of a GMAT or GRE taken within the past five years by requesting that the score(s) be sent to the Georgetown MBA Evening Program with GMAT code JT7-G0-64 (formerly 5281) or GRE code 7821. For complete information on the GMAT please visit www.mba.com. For complete information on the GRE please visit http://www.ets.org/gre. Note: The Committee does not prefer one test over the other, you may choose to take either the GMAT or the GRE based on your own preference.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants who do not speak English as their native language are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirements of Georgetown University and its McDonough School of Business. Proficiency may be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university in another country where English is the primary language of instruction. All other applicants must submit a current TOEFL examination directly to Georgetown University. TOEFL scores are valid for two years.
Candidates who take the computer-based TOEFL will be scored on a different scale from the paper-based and Internet-based tests. The minimum required score for the computer-based TOEFL is 250, the minimum required score for the paper-based TOEFL is 600, and the minimum required score for the Internet-based TOEFL is 100.
The TOEFL code for Georgetown University MBA Evening Program is 5281. The Department Code is 02. For more information regarding TOEFL, please e-mail ETS at firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.toefl.org.
In addition to the TOEFL, we now accept International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results. We require a minimum score of 7.5 out of 10 on the academic module. We accept only academic module results. For more information about IELTS registration, visit www.ielts.org.