Master of Arts
The M.A. in Italian Studies offers students:
- A broad in-depth knowledge of Italian culture
- High proficiency in Italian language
- Opportunities for interdisciplinary study
- Overseas study and cultural immersion
- Career options in the academic or professional fields
The four-semester, 30-credit program takes into consideration students' different academic and professional goals. It offers three specialization options that revolve around a common core curriculum, and culminate with a thesis writing seminar and a Master's thesis.
Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM)
Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Students following the first curricular option will spend the semester abroad at one of the universities of the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM) network. Those pursuing the second option will spend the semester at the Università per Stranieri di Perugia. With their strong tradition of scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and linguistics, both institutions are the ideal environment for students interested in the academic or teaching world.
Students following the third curricular option will spend the semester abroad at Milan's Bocconi University, the leading Italian institution of higher learning for business administration. A semester at Bocconi will complement students' course of study at Georgetown by providing them with a strong international perspective and an understanding of the Italian business culture and practices.
An optional summer, not-for-credit internship with leading cultural organizations and financial and commercial firms is also a component of the M.A. program.
For additional information on the M.A. in Italian Studies please contact:
Professor Francesco Ciabattoni, Director of Graduate Studies
For additional information from the Graduate School please visit this page.