SAIS offers students the freedom and guidance to discover their most rewarding professional and life paths.
Proximity to power and access to thought leaders create rich academic and professional opportunities.
In and out of the classroom, students interact with people of diverse backgrounds and ideologies in their quest for knowledge.
Conduct research while attending classes taught by renowned professors.
The Ph.D. program is for individuals who hold a master’s degree and seek to become scholars as well as practitioners in international relations. Through close collaboration with an accomplished faculty, doctoral candidates work to create knowledge relevant to decision-makers in the international arena. Ph.D. students may conduct portions of their research in Bologna and/or Nanjing.
Ph.D. candidates work with a faculty adviser to design a unique academic and research plan to prepare for their dissertation. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of qualitative and quantitative analytic skills, international relations, economics and regional studies.