Johns Hopkins SAIS Launches First-of-its-kind Master of Arts in Global Policy

Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is expanding its degree offerings for experienced professionals, as officials announced the launch of a new Master of Arts in Global Policy Program (GPP). The program is now accepting applicants for its inaugural cohort that will begin in July 2015.

This dynamic 16-month program blends theory and practice to allow students to immediately apply knowledge from the classroom to their workplace.

“At SAIS, we pride ourselves on providing an interdisciplinary education that is timely and relevant to addressing challenges in the global arena,” said SAIS Dean Vali Nasr. “With the GPP, we are bringing both a practical and academic approach to rising professionals who are hungry for a deeper understanding of international affairs in a way that directly benefits their careers.”

Classes meet conveniently on alternating weekends, with students moving through the program together and taking courses in a cohort format. The program design supports close student-to-student and student-to-faculty connections, which fosters strong professional networks spanning all sectors and regions of the world. The program culminates with an international residency, during which the group travels abroad to address a current global policy challenge. 

“The GPP offers an unparalleled opportunity for working professionals who seek superior training in global affairs and policy management,” said Peter Lewis, Academic Director of the GPP and a member of the SAIS faculty.” “The course schedule is convenient for students with regular working commitments, providing the platform to network with peers, distinguished SAIS faculty, and experts from a broad array of fields.”

GPP students will learn from SAIS's renowned faculty. SAIS faculty members have been internationally recognized for their scholarship, experience, and quality of teaching. They are award-winning authors, diplomats, thinkers, and senior-ranking officials who are authorities on international economics and international relations and who have expertise in contemporary issues concerning Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.

Friday, October 24, 2014
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