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Overview

Johns Hopkins SAIS accepts a limited number of non-degree visiting students for study during the fall and spring semesters. Non-degree students may take a maximum of two courses per semester and a maximum of four courses overall for credit or audit. Please be aware that degree students have priority when registering for classes and that enrollment will be offered to non-degree students on a space-available basis only.

Courses are available in areas such as international relations, policy studies, conflict management, development and regional studies. Most courses are offered during daytime hours, though a limited number of courses are held in the evening. Non-degree students who would like to obtain a credential from the school with a four-course sequence may pursue a graaduate certificate. Those who are interested in specialized language study emphasizing political, economic and international topics may apply for courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai or Vietnamese.

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To contact us, please email sais.nondegree@jhu.edu or call 202.663.5671.

The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies 
Office of Non-Degree Programs, Room 403 
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036

SAIS under cherry blossomCourses

Non-degree students can apply and enroll in courses in the fall and spring or summer term in any of the school's areas of study. Courses can be used towards a graduate certificate, transferred to a degree record upon matriculation or taken for personal or professional development.


To contact us, please email sais.nondegree@jhu.edu or call 202.663.5671.

The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies 
Office of Non-Degree Programs, Room 403 
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036

In the fall and spring semester, most courses are offered during daytime hours. 

To view all courses by term, visit our course search site (see below for illustrated instructions)

  • Select Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • Select the relevant term (e.g. Fall 2018)
  • Select Washington DC Center

Summer courses are offered over a compressed six-week term in the evening to accommodate full-time work schedules. Students can earn up to 4-graduate level credits per non-language course. Language classes in Arabic, Chinese and Russian are also offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level through the SAIS Summer Language Institute.

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SAIS Students at the reflecting poolCertificates

Johns Hopkins SAIS offers three graduate certificates for students and professionals seeking to gain academic credentials without pursuing a degree. The certificates can serve as an important professional credential for career advancement. Areas of study include:

Each certificate requires a series of four graduate-level courses.  Students can earn a certificate in as few as two terms by working at a rigorous pace or can opt to complete it over an extended period of time across several terms. Courses may be taken during the fall and spring or summer term.


Financial Aid:
Certificate students who are US citizens or eligible noncitizens may receive Federal Student Aid. Students will need to apply for the FAFSA and meet the following criteria:
Students must have an enrollment status of at least "Half-time".

  • For fall & spring terms this equals 8 credits (generally the equivalent of 2 classes).
  • For summer term this equals 4 credits (generally the equivalent of 1 class).


The following certificate information includes program-related disclosures provided pursuant to federal regulations issued by the United States Department of Education required for title IV eligible certificate programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Certificate in International StudiesCertificate in International Development and Certificate in International Economics.


To contact us, please email sais.nondegree@jhu.edu or call 202.663.5671.

The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies 
Office of Non-Degree Programs, Room 403 
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036

Certificate in International Development

The Certificate in International Development incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries. It offers an opportunity to conceptualize development problems through social, political, economic and environmental aspects of development. This certificate is offered to non-degree students who successfully complete a series of four courses within the International Development curriculum.


Certificate Course Requirements:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Economic Development
  • *Elective offered by or cross-listed with the International Development program
  • *Elective offered by or cross-listed with the International Development program
*View the SAIS course search to see the full listing and schedule of available courses

Recommended for students interested in:
  • Human and economic development
  • Social change
  • Health care and education reform
  • Infrastructure
  • Environment

If a student has completed any of the required courses from an accredited institution and received a grade of B- or better, he/she may take a waiver exam and then select an alternate course from the broader international development curriculum at the school. Please contact the Office of Non-Degree programs for more information.

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Certificate in International Economics

The Certificate in International Economics allows students to research the flow of capital, labor, investment and trade among nations, while obtaining the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for economic forecasting. This certificate is offered to non-degree students who successfully complete a series of four courses within the International Economics curriculum.
 

Certificate Course Requirements:

  1. Microeconomics
  2. Macroeconomics
  3. International Trade Theory
  4. International Monetary Theory
View the SAIS course search to see the schedule of courses.

Recommended for students interested in:
  • Financial analytics
  • Economic consulting
  • International trade
  • Market research
     

Pre-requisites: in order to complete this certificate, students must have previously taken Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics with a grade of B- or better. Students may also complete the Online Principles of Economics course offered by the school in order to fulfill this requirement.

Students with prior equivalent coursework in microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, international monetary theory, or statistics may have the option to take waiver examinations in any of these subjects in order to facilitate the attainment of the Certificate of International Economics. If a student has completed any of the required 4 courses from an accredited institution and received a grade of B- or better, they may take a waiver exam and then select an alternate course from the broader economics curriculum at the school. More information on waiver exams can be found here.

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Certificate in International Studies

The Certificate in International Studies offers a broad overview of international relations and allows for a concentration in a series of related courses for those students wishing to specialize. It also offers general training for those wishing to achieve a wider appreciation for international politics. The certificate is offered to non-degree students who successfully complete a series of four courses taken from any of the non-language academic programs.


Certificate Course Requirements:

  • Theories of International Relations course
  • Any course from the SAIS catalog* (excluding Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and language courses)
  • Any course from the SAIS catalog* (excluding Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and language courses)
  • Any course from the SAIS catalog* (excluding Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and language courses)
*View the SAIS course search to see the full listing and schedule of available courses

Recommended for students interested in:
International Relations
Foreign Policy
Conflict Resolution
Human Rights
Global Business Strategy

If a student has completed the required International Relations course from an accredited institution and received a grade of B- or better, he/she may take a waiver exam and then select an alternate course from the broader curriculum at the school. Please contact the Office of Non-Degree programs for more information.

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Financial Information

Tuition

Fall Semester 2018
Spring Semester 2019
  • Class Period: 9/4/2018 - 12/10/2018
  • Application Deadline: 8/25/2018
  • Tuition per course:
    $6,221.25 - 4-credit course
    $3,110.63 - 2-credit or language course
  • Class Period: 1/28/2019 – 5/4/2019
  • Application Deadline: 1/19/2019
  • Tuition per course:
    $6,221.25 - 4-credit course
    $3,110.63 - 2-credit or language course


Johns Hopkins SAIS degree-program alumni and those who have completed a full-time Johns Hopkins SAIS-affiliated program, including the SAIS Europe Diploma or Nanjing Certificate, receive a 50% tuition discount on all fall and spring courses if there is space available for their enrollment. The school's employees must use their tuition remission benefits before they can take advantage of this discount. Those who are continuing at the school in a degree program are not eligible for this discount. Alumni may not transfer credits from courses taken on a non-degree basis with this discount to an additional Johns Hopkins SAIS degree program.

Fees
Application Fee: $50. This fee is required of first-time non-degree and new certificate applicants only. Returning students do not have an application fee.

Fees can be paid online by credit card during the application process. Those who cannot complete payment online should send a check, money order or cashier’s check made payable to "Johns Hopkins University-SAIS" to the Office of Non-Degree Programs.


Financial Aid:
Certificate students who are US citizens or eligible noncitizens may receive Federal Student Aid. Students will need to apply for the FAFSA and meet the following criteria:
Students must have an enrollment status of at least "Half-time" in order to qualify for financial aid. 

  • -For fall & spring terms this equals 8 credits (generally the equivalent of 2 classes).
  • -For summer term this equals 4 credits (generally the equivalent of 1 class).

To contact us, please email sais.nondegree@jhu.edu or call 202.663.5671.

The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies 
Office of Non-Degree Programs, Room 403 
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036

Payment Procedures
Payment in full is required one week before the beginning of coursework. Tuition payments should be made online via https://sis.jhu.edu. The school accepts e-checks as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. To access the online payment system, students must first set up their JHED ID and password. Instructions on setting up a JHED account are sent 1- 2 business days after students complete the Admission Response Form. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact the Office of Non-Degree Programs at 202.663.5671.

If you are unable to submit tuition electronically, please mail or drop off your payment to the Business Office in Nitze 310. The school accepts checks and money orders made payable to "Johns Hopkins University-SAIS."

Students may not attend class without submitting payment. Note: If a student is unable to register for a course due to space constraints or cancellation, tuition will be refunded in full.

Payment Plan
The school offers students a convenient, interest free monthly payment plan administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). To enroll, call 1-888-356-0350 or visit http://www.afford.com/jhusais.

Refunds
Students will only be eligible for tuition refunds after submitting written notification to the Office of Non-Degree Programs. Application fees are nonrefundable. Students will only be eligible for tuition refunds after submitting a completed Drop/Add Form or Withdrawal Form. See the Requirements and Policies section for more details regarding dropping and withdrawing from courses.

Non-degree students forfeit a 10% tuition deposit in addition to being subject to the refund policies below. The refund policy for the fall and spring semesters will be calculated as:
 

Withdrawal during first week 100% refund minus 10% deposit
Withdrawal during second week 90% refund
Withdrawal during third week 80% refund
Withdrawal during fourth week 70% refund
Withdrawal during fifth week 60% refund
Withdrawal during sixth week 50% refund
Withdrawal during seventh week 40% refund

                                                           No refunds are given after the seventh week.
 

Please see The Red Book: Academic Procedures Manual and Information for additional information.

How to Apply

Required Application Materials for First-Time Applicants
(SAIS students and JHU students and alumni need only complete the online application; no application materials are required.)

  1. New and returning students must submit the online Non-Degree or Certificate Application. Only first-time applications are required to pay the $50 application fee and upload application materials.
    Certificate Student Application 
    Non-Degree Application
     
  2. Upload your current CV or resume to Non-Degree Programs
     
  3. Upload one-page personal statement describing your background, motivation and goals for taking the course(s) to Non-Degree Programs
     
  4. If English is your second language, upload TOEFL score of 100+ (IBT) to Non-Degree Programs
     
  5. Submit official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions. All applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 overall GPA; transcripts must be officially translated if not in English.
    Note: You may upload a copy of your unofficial transcript and Non-Degree Programs will be able to provide a conditional admissions decision to you; the official transcript must be submitted before the end of the semester that you are enrolled.

Space Availability
Space is limited in the non-degree program. Degree-seeking students have priority in registration. Enrollment in specific classes will be decided on a space-available basis at the beginning of each semester. Enrollment status may not be finalized until after the first week of classes. Non-degree students are not eligible to apply for courses that have an enrollment limit, as found in the SIS Course Search. Non-degree students are also not permitted to participate in the Johns Hopkins SAIS bidding system for oversubscribed courses.

Courses with Prerequisites
Students who have not met all prerequisites for a course are not eligible to take that course. To be eligible for courses that require Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Trade Theory, International Monetary Theory and/or Statistics, applicants must pass the school's waiver exam(s) in these subjects if they have not already passed these courses at the school. Only those who have passed an equivalent version of the course with a "B-" or better will be eligible to take the waiver exam. The exams are offered at the school or online. More information on these exams can be found here. Please be aware that passing any of the waiver exams does not guarantee a non-degree student enrollment in any specific course. See the International Economics Program Web site for more information about the content of the exams.

Admission to Non-Degree Programs is entirely independent from degree program admission and in no way implies acceptance to a degree program. Students interested in applying to a full-time degree program should consult the Office of Admissions by e-mail at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu or phone at 202.663.5700.


To contact us, please email sais.nondegree@jhu.edu or call 202.663.5671.

The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies 
Office of Non-Degree Programs, Room 403
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036