About Georgetown University in Qatar
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is an additional location of Georgetown University, based in Education City in Doha. The University offers a four-year undergraduate program in international affairs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree. Students have the opportunity to select one of four majors and one of three certificates.
GU-Q also provides a variety of executive and professional education opportunities and serves as a residence location for the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies' Emergency and Disaster Management program.
Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is composed of a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni, and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of research, scholarship, faith and service.
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is dedicated to fulfilling Georgetown University’s mission of promoting intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding through serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs. Embodying this spirit of the University, Georgetown’s Qatar campus undertakes education, research, and service in order to advance knowledge and provide students and the community with a holistic educational experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humankind. We demonstrate the values of Georgetown University; seek to build upon the world-class reputation of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; and work with our partner, Qatar Foundation, in its endeavors to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030 and help develop Qatar’s knowledge economy.
Our vision is to be recognized as the leading academic institution for international affairs in the Middle East by demonstrating unfailing excellence in teaching, research, and community outreach.
Qatar, blessed with one of the highest GDP per capita figures in the world, lies at the crossroads of East and West. A modern, thriving country in the heart of the Middle East with an ambitious development vision, it offers a high standard of living, with excellent facilities, modern infrastructure, and a mix of local and cosmopolitan culture. Qatar has become a hub for regional and global networks and meetings in international diplomacy, energy, finance and economics, media and sports.
With this comes a plethora of cultural, intellectual and artistic events and venues – including such iconic buildings as the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei. The country offers a safe and family-friendly environment and is a great place to live, study and work. Its central location also makes it the ideal location for exploring Asian, African and European destinations. Direct flights link Doha to cities across the world.
Georgetown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Middle States region includes the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Georgetown University's Qatar campus is an additional location for the University in Washington, DC. The academic programs offered in Qatar are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and recognized by local authorities in the State of Qatar.
The University successfully completed its re-accreditation review in Spring of 2012. This process takes place every 10 years and applies to the entire university.