International Relations students choose from distinct programs focused on functional areas, including international law; the environment, natural resources and energy; global theory and history; humanitarian crises; and war and conﬂict. International Development students learn to analyze development in its economic, political and social dimensions through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries. These broadly based programs educate tomorrow’s decision-makers to think constructively about states and governance.
SAIS 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 our students a distinct professional advantage.