Graduate Programs Brochure

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If you are looking for a vibrant academic community — one with a global perspective and a commitment to the public good — then look no further than Washington, DC, and GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Graduate Academic Programs

Preparing world leaders of tomorrow

Our graduate programs combine rigorous coursework and professional training to provide students the knowledge and perspectives needed to make a difference in the world. Through our programs students gain expertise in world regions and important contemporary issues — ranging from war to rising levels of resource consumption to the expansion of the global economy to mounting environmental challenges — that will shape the world in decades ahead.

As a result, the Elliott School prepares nearly 700 graduate students each year for meaningful international affairs careers.

Master of Arts Programs:

Special Master's Programs:

  • Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) — a degree program for mid-career professionals that provides academic training, marketable skills, and career-enhancing credentials.
  • Master of International Studies (MIS) — enables students enrolled at one of our overseas partner schools to earn a second master's degree from the Elliott School.
  • Joint and Dual Degrees — programs of study leading to a Master of Arts and a Juris Doctor in cooperation with the Law School, and a Master of Arts and a Master of Public Health in cooperation with the Milken Institute School of Public Health.