The Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) is designed for experienced professionals, with at least seven years of work experience, who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills.
Studying under world-class scholars and practitioners, students customize their course of study from hundreds of functional, regional, and economic courses to advance their expertise and position themselves for continued professional success.
MIPP students represent diverse employment sectors and geographic regions and bring substantial professional experience into classroom discussions. This program is completed in either one (full-time) or two years (part-time) and is offered at the Washington, DC and SAIS Europe campuses.
Our graduates are in great demand by employers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Economics knowledge, analytical abilities, regional expertise, diplomatic skills, language proficiency and the capacity to apply theory to real-world problems give students a distinct professional advantage.
Campus: Washington, DC and Bologna, Italy
Full-Time: one academic year, with summer options
Part-Time: two academic years, with summer options
Course delivery: In-person
In order to graduate, students must fulfill all degree requirements and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or above.
The MIPP degree consists of eight courses (32 credits). Students work with an academic advisor to design a program of study that is academically rigorous and professionally relevant.
Students may use the ‘focus areas’ as outlined for the Master of Arts in International Relations degree to get ideas about how to structure their course plans, but this is not required and focus areas are not recorded on the student's academic record.
MIPP students may elect to take a non-credit language course each semester in one of the languages offered at SAIS. Language courses do not count towards MIPP credit and course requirements.