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Commencement 2011: Prominent Speakers, 5,455 Graduates

May 23, 2011 – Georgetown University graduated 5,455 students during its 2011 Commencement Weekend, May 19-22.  

“Each one of you has had impact on this university community,” Georgetown President John J. DeGioia told graduates during senior convocation May 20. “You’ve contributed to scholarship and learning on this hilltop.  You’ve enriched us with your passions and talents. You’ve demonstrated to younger classes how to build community. You’ve engaged in service to change lives in this city and around the world. In doing so you’ve enhanced our mission, deepened our knowledge and extended our tradition in meaningful ways. We celebrate your achievements and your accomplishments and we thank you."

Speakers ranged from Costa Rica’s president, Laura Chinchilla (G’89), to Prize-winning economist Robert M. Solow to Georgetown’s own Madeleine Albright.

Following is a list of the number of graduates from each of Georgetown’s four undergraduate schools (Georgetown College, the McDonough School of Business, the School of Foreign Service and the School of Nursing & Health Studies), its Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the schools of medicine and law and the School of Continuing Studies.

Speakers and honorary degree recipients at the many commencement and awards ceremonies are also listed below.

Georgetown College
Bachelor of Arts: 736
Bachelor of Science: 105

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy: 98
Master of Arts: 462
Master of Applied Economics: 1
Master of Arts in Teaching: 3
Master of Policy Management: 77
Master of Public Policy: 140
Master of Science: 630

McDonough School of Business
Master of Business Administration: 419
Executive Masters in Leadership: 16
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: 338

Law Center
Juris Doctor: 650
Master of Laws: 454

School of Continuing Studies
Doctor of Liberal Studies: 3
Master of Liberal Studies 62
Master of Professional Studies: 437
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: 24

School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine: 194

School of Nursing & Health Studies
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 131
Bachelor of Science: 77

School of Foreign Service
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service: 398
(Includes SFS-Qatar)