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 work experience into classroom discussions. This program is completed in the equivalent of one academic year 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
Duration: One academic year, Full-time
Course delivery: In-person
Curriculum and Affiliations
The MIPP degree consists of eight non-language courses completed over two semesters. Students work with an academic adviser to design a program of study that is academically rigorous and professionally relevant.
Students have the option to further customize their studies by adding an affiliation1 with an academic program focused on a specific policy area, a region of the world, or international economics.
Affiliating with an academic program requires at least three of the eight courses to be completed from that area of study. Some programs may set additional requirements such as language proficiency or specific courses.
Areas of Expertise
- Development Microeconomics
- Economic Policy
- Infrastructure Finance and Policy
- International Finance
- Quantitative Methods
International Policy Areas
- American Foreign Policy
- Energy, Resources and Environment
- International Development
- International Relations
- Conflict Management
- Global Theory and History
- International Law and Organizations
- International Political Economy
- Strategic Studies
Regions of the World
- African Studies
- Canadian Studies
- China Studies
- European and Eurasian Studies
- Japan Studies
- Korea Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Middle East Studies
- South Asia Studies
- Southeast Asia Studies
MIPP students may elect to take a non-credit language course each semester in one of the 17 languages offered. Language courses do not count towards the eight course MIPP degree requirement.
- Persian (Farsi)
Offered at SAIS Europe
For students whose native language is not English.