Part-Time and Non-Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

SAIS offers three certificates for students and professionals seeking to expand on a chosen area of interest without pursuing a degree: 

  • Certificate in International Studies
  • Certificate in International Development
  • Certificate in International Economics

Each certificate requires a series of four graduate-level courses, and can serve as an important professional credential for those working in an increasingly complex global environment.

Part-Time Fall and Spring Course Registration

Students can apply and enroll in courses offered at SAIS in international economics, development, strategic studies, energy, environment and more. Courses can be used towards a certificate, transferred to a degree record upon matriculation or taken for personal or professional development.

Summer Programs

SAIS Summer Programs feature international relations courses from our economics, policy, and regional studies programs. Students also have the opportunity to study Arabic, Chinese, English, or Russian through an international lens. Classes are held during convenient evening hours to accommodate students with internships and full-time jobs, and can be used towards a certificate, transferred to a degree record upon matriculation or taken for personal or professional development.

Online Principles of Economics

The SAIS Online Principles of Economics course covers introductory micro and macroeconomics, and can be used to complete the SAIS MA economics entrance requirement, or as a prerequisite to take the SAIS Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics courses. This 12 week fully online course can be taken from anywhere in the world, providing students have access to a reliable internet connection.