McDonough Military Association (MMA) exists to assist in the professional development and job search process of members, provide mentors to incoming student veterans, promote camaraderie within the McDonough Community, and raise awareness and support for the military. The MMA also seeks to build a strong alumni network, invite distinguished speakers to campus, and host exclusive networking events.
The McDonough School of Business is home to a diverse and growing cohort of student veterans. It's one of several military-friendly graduate programs at Georgetown University. Others include the School of Foreign Service and Public Policy Institute, each of which has a large veteran enrollment. Every year MSB strives to recruit a diverse and well-rounded class, and veterans are a key group in this effort.
Your application will immediately stand out thanks to the real-world leadership experience and high level of responsibility you received while in the service. Contact us if you have questions about the application process or would like guidance translating your military leadership experience more effectively. Take a moment to introduce yourself by completing our survey. We will respond as quickly as possible. Depending on the time of year it may take some time, so your persistence is important.
Application Fee Waiver
Qualified veterans may apply free of charge by self-identifying through the online application.
We encourage you to schedule an interview on campus. We believe personal contact is the best way to leave a strong impression and show genuine interest in the program. However the Admissions program understands you may be overseas and will work with you to arrange a virtual interview. The interview is with a member of the admissions staff or a 2nd year student, and all formats are given equal consideration. If you have questions about the process, reach out to us.
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit & Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP)
The Veterans Office is staffed with veterans providing administrative support to Georgetown's veteran community. The office is the certifying official of enrollment and assists veterans in GI Bill benefit claims with the VA. Certification is required each semester. Approximately 30-60 days after acknowledging receipt of your enrollment confirmation, the VA will send the tuition benefit directly to the university in a single lump-sum, and direct deposit the housing stipend to your checking account on file (usually the first of each month). To reach the Veterans Office Coordinator, contact Mr. David Shearman at (202) 687-2708, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Among Georgetown’s graduate programs MSB is a leading YRP participant, committed to providing $7,500 per year to up to 50 eligible MBA students. The Veterans Office manages the YRP benefit, which is 100 percent matched by the VA, for an actual annual benefit of $15,000. Student veteran enrollment is expected to increase in coming years, so our group is actively lobbying the program to increase its commitment.
MSB offers merit-based scholarships to competitive applicants on a rolling basis, so it’s beneficial to apply early. Every admitted applicant is automatically considered for a merit scholarship. Additionally, external scholarships, some exclusive to veterans, are available as early as January.
We strongly encourage you to visit campus, attend a lecture, and tour the impressive $82.5 million facility that is MSB's home. Before you do, fill out the survey or send us an email. We’ll try our best to connect you with a veteran from your service branch who will introduce you around, take you to lecture, or meet for coffee. You're encouraged to time your visit with one of our events, or with an Admission Event.
Living in the District
Washington is a thriving cultural, political, and economic metropolis -- and historic Georgetown is situated near its center. The city has flourished in recent years with trendy neighborhoods appearing just blocks away from campus. Students from area universities mix with young professionals to create a vibrant social scene at over a thousand bars, clubs, and restaurants in metro DC alone. Grad students live off campus in Georgetown and nearby neighborhoods such as Dupont, Glover Park, the Palisades, and Arlington.
The program office estimates average living expenses in the District to be $20,000 per year. The maximum housing stipend is fixed at the E5 with no dependents rate. The full housing stipend plus book stipend topped $17,600 in the 2012-13 academic year.
For spouses the District offers scores of meaningful jobs with renowned employers, as well as diverse under/graduate programs at American, George Mason, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins.
Public transportation options include DC Metrobus and a courtesy shuttle operated by the university. Free parking is not available on campus. Neighborhood street parking requires DC license tags or special permit for more than two hours. Private lot/garage rentals typically cost between $150 and $250 per month, with ads frequently posted on Craigslist. An occasional apartment/condo may offer off-street parking.
Campus Veterans Information Session. Courtesy of the GU Veterans Office. Leavey Program Room.
Nats/Mets Game Outing. Meet student veterans from various Georgetown programs, tickets courtesy of the GU Veterans Office.
Deloitte Day for Veterans, 1919 N Lynn Street, Arlington, VA (Rosslyn), 3:00pm – 8:00pm.
GORUCK Nasty. McGaheysville, VA. Free passes are available to MSB veterans!
MBA Veterans Career Conference. Chicago, Illinois.
Marine Corps Marathon 10k. National Mall.
Military Officer Job Opportunities Conference. Washington, DC.
Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery.
Beer & War Stories, KEGS Social. An annual tradition, Beer & War Stories is held in conjunction with Veterans Day.
Happy Hour at Buffalo Billiards. Combined event with Maryland (Smith) MBA veterans club.
Focus on Diversity. Featuring a breakout panel of 1st & 2nd year veterans, followed by an evening reception and the MSB International Festival.