Proximity to power and access to thought leaders create rich academic and professional opportunities.
SAIS always has attracted idealistic individuals who want to make a difference in the global community.
Study with professors who are practitioners in their field.
Classes are discussion-driven and characterized by vigorous debate.
This two-year program for full-time students is the cornerstone of the SAIS experience. About half of all entering M.A. students spend a year in Bologna and a year in Washington, while the other half spend both years in Washington. The academic program is the same and consists of interdisciplinary course work in international relations, economics and languages.
SAIS faculty are world renowned for their expertise and commitment to teaching. They transition seamlessly from academia to government service, from the field to the classroom, from elite journals to the mainstream media.