Degree Programs

Certificate and Non-Degree Programs

The school offers a number of certificate and non-degree programs for individuals looking to improve their knowledge of international relations or international development who aren't looking for a full-time degree program or who are looking to augment their current credentials.

Global Presence, International Perspective

In an era fraught with economic instabil­ity, security challenges, poverty, inequality, and vulnerability, training the next genera­tion of cross-sector leaders is more impor­tant than ever.

For 75 years, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has been committed to producing innovative thinkers and problem-solvers, equipped to deal with complex challenges around the world. By connecting the theoretical study of economics, international relations, and regional studies to the work of policymakers, students gain the knowledge, skills, and network for success.

Degrees at a Glance

Degree Campus Duration Entry Term Work Experience
Master of Arts (MA) Bologna, Italy1 2 academic years fall 0-4 years
Washington, DC
Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) Bologna, Italy 2 academic years fall, spring 0-2 years
Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) Nanjing, China 2 academic years fall 0-2 years
Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MIEF) Washington, DC 11 months summer 0-2 years
Master of Arts in Global Policy (MAGP) Washington, DC 16 months fall 7-12 years (minimum 7 years)
Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR) Bologna, Italy 13 months summer 2-4 years
Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) Bologna, Italy 1 academic year fall, spring 7-12 years (minimum 7 years)
Washington, DC
Doctor of International Affairs (DIA) Bologna, Italy 2-3 academic year tracks fall 5-9 years
Washington, DC
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Bologna, Italy 4-6 years fall 4-6 years
Washington, DC
Diploma in International Studies Bolgna, Italy 1 academic year fall, spring 0-4 years
HNC Certificate in Chinese and American Studies Nanjing, China 1 academic year fall 0-2 years
HNC Certificate + Master of Arts (MA)2 Nanjing, China 2 – 2.5 academic years fall 0-2 years
Bologna, Italy
Washington, DC