Washington, DC

Experience Life in a World Capital
Prepare to Lead
The Johns Hopkins SAIS Advantage

Students immerse themselves in the life of the city through social events, community service and internships.

Johns Hopkins SAIS always has attracted ambitious individuals who want to make a difference in the global community.

Washington, DC acts as an extension of our campus—attracting top faculty and students from around the globe.

Washington Campus
Prospective Students
Public & Press

About the Washington Campus

The city of Washington, DC, has traditionally acted as an extension of the school's main campus, giving students access to the world's most influential individuals and institutions—and unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning and career networking. The school is close to the White House, US Capitol and World Bank, and neighbors include think tanks, embassies, and corporate and federal offices.

With proximity to power, we are located on Massachusetts Avenue on Washington's Embassy Row in Dupont Circle. The school is across the street from the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and near the Center for Global Development and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Campus Tours

Prospective students are also welcome to explore the Washington campus facilities through a student guided tour. One must first obtain a visitor pass at the front desk of the Nitze Building, then come to the Office of Admissions located in Room 317. The best time to visit the school is during the fall or spring semester. 

Arrange a Tour


Attend a Class

Prospective students are encouraged to experience the quality of the students and professors by attending a class. Class visits are available during the academic year, September through May. To arrange a visit, sign up on your MySAIS page, from September through December or February through April, when approved classes are available.


Information Sessions

Information sessions allow prospective MA, MIPP and PhD applicants to learn more about the school's atmosphere, curriculum and application process. Friday afternoon information sessions are followed by the school's weekly happy hour during the academic year, which all visitors are invited to attend.

Admissions Office staff members are available to speak with you informally. Our walk-in hours are Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.


The viewpoints that hundreds of visiting heads of state, diplomats, government officials, organization executives and other thought leaders bring to the campus each year create an atmosphere in which classroom studies and research projects take on a new and deeper meaning. Many of these events are open to the public and media as well.

Events are held at the Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW; the Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW; and the Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Events Calendar

Nitze Building

1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States