To enhance their graduate education and professional opportunities, numerous SAIS students pursue dual-degree programs in business, law, public administration and public health. SAIS offers partnerships with leading graduate schools in the United States and around the world. Students may also create ad hoc dual-degree programs with other prominent universities.
For those accepted to a dual-degree program, SAIS reduces the number of required courses from 16 to 12 in recognition of course work taken at another approved school. Students in the dual-degree program receive a quarter/semester of advanced standing at each school, allowing them to complete the two degrees in one year less than traditionally required.
Students who meet admissions requirements for both the HNC and SAIS complete two semesters in Nanjing and receive a certificate in Chinese and American Studies, followed by three semesters at either SAIS’s Washington/Bologna M.A. program. Through this joint program, students can apply their regional and linguistic skills to the broader study of international relations.Learn More
Students may pursue a specialization in addition to their required M.A. curriculum. Specialization areas include those related to international economics, such as Development Microeconomics, Economic Policy, International Finance, and Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory; and Emerging Markets.
Students with a strong interest in a particular area of economics may pursue a specialization in Development Microeconomics, Economic Policy, International Finance, or Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory.
This specialization is available to students in African Studies; Asian Studies/South Asia and Southeast Asia; Middle East Studies; Russian and Eurasian Studies and Western Hemisphere Studies/Latin America who are interested in emerging markets and their increasingly important role in the global economy.
SAIS has some of the best practitioners in their fields with some of the best students in their disciplines in one of the best cities in the world. The learning opportunities literally come to your doorstep and welcome you into the dynamic dialogue that buzzes throughout Washington, D.C.Matt Chitwood, M.A., China Studies
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