Graduate Programs Brochure

brochure cover: Elliott School Graduate Programs

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.

International Studies Research Institute

Institute for Global and International Studies

Economic Policy Research

Institute for International Economic Policy

International Development Studies M.A. Program

Photo: Sean Roberts
Sean Roberts, Program Director

Steps from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Elliott School engages the Washington and global policy communities in meaningful discussions of development policy. The International Development Studies (IDS) graduate program is the fastest-growing program in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Under the leadership of former U.S. Agency for International Development official Professor Sean Roberts, this program trains the next generation of development practitioners, exposing them to the latest research, best practices from the field, and experiential learning opportunities.

» Learn More

In the News

Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies

October 15, 2015

James Foster co-authors a World Bank research report assessing progress made towards ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.

Implementing Resolution 1325: the role of National Action Plans

October 13, 2015

Aisling Swaine reflects on the 15th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security on the openDemocracy 50.50 blog.

Hospital attack reveals perils of US strategy in Afghanistan

October 05, 2015

Benjamin Hopkins parallels the current U.S. campaign in Afghanistan with past British and Soviet incursions in this Boston Globe opinion article.