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The MA Oral Exam tests students' knowledge of international economics and their chosen functional or regional concentration. Exams are held in August, December and May, and only the top 30 percent of the student body are eligible to compete for honors. 

Johns Hopkins SAIS' Library, also known as Mason Library, offers comprehensive library services to students, faculty and staff. 

Offered at SAIS Europe in Bologna, this is a two-year researched-focused degree, allowing students to produce an original thesis. Students may pursue both years of the MAIA at SAIS Europe or one year at SAIS Europe and the other at a participating European university as part of a cooperative degree program.

The Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies operates as a center for teacher development, strategic thought, and education at Johns Hopkins SAIS. It explores the relationship between politics and the many kinds of military power—from the use of terror by small, non-state groups to the threatened use of nuclear weapons—aiming to promote dialogue and innovative research on pressing national security issues. Since its founding in July 2004, following a generous gift from The Merrill Family Foundation, The Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies has been a primary resource to improve the quality of teaching in strategic studies and promote dialogue on major issues of the national security agenda.

The Middle East Studies (MES) program offers a comprehensive approach to study of the region. It covers topics such as failing states, petrostates, political transitions, economic development, state-to-state conflict and nuclear proliferation, as well as religions, ethnicity and tribalism. Middle East Studies courses take a historical and theoretical approach to study of regional issues and topics. A few courses focus on particular countries, such as Iran and Egypt, but a majority explore broad regional or topical questions. The geographic range spans from Morocco to Iran to Turkey to Somalia.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) opened in 1986 as a one-of-a-kind center for international studies in China. An educational collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University, it is located on the downtown campus of Nanjing University. Chinese and international students live and learn international relations together in a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to free and open academic exploration and intellectual dialogue. At the heart of the HNC is its superior research library featuring more than 120,000 volumes in English and Chinese and the electronic assets of both the Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.

Through the use of compelling communication tools, a unified brand marketing approach, and expanded public relations focus, the Office of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives leads signature marketing and communications initiatives to advance the school's reputation as a global leader in the field of international relations.

‘In the News’ is a roundup of recent media coverage featuring the Johns Hopkins SAIS community and is produced and distributed several times a month by the Office of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives.

The Office of International Services (OIS) is dedicated to providing consistent, exceptional immigration services and international programming support for all SAIS international students, scholars, faculty, researchers, and staff in the United States.

Through interactive and communicative language activities in and beyond the classroom, students are given the opportunity to build, develop, and enhance their Persian skills.