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.

Master of International Policy and Practice

Preparing professionals for 21st century challenges

The demands of globalization are dramatically changing career and employment practices for individuals and organizations in international affairs. Professionals who want to excel in the international arena must have knowledge of international economic, political and social trends. They must possess the analytical and management skills necessary to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues, and the ability to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings.

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. The program covers relevant national and international policies and provides insight into a wide range of international issues.

The program's interdisciplinary curriculum combines three foundation courses with a wide variety of course options that are selected to suit the student's professional goals and intellectual interests. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate student work schedules, making it ideal for working professionals. Cohort events throughout the year provide additional venues for professional networking with other students, faculty and guest speakers.

Students in the MIPP program also benefit from the events and programs sponsored by the Elliott School's exceptional research centers and institutes. The Elliott School's active calendar of lectures, conferences and workshops feature leading scholars and practitioners from the national and international policy communities.

In the News

Why Saudi Arabia escalated the Middle East’s sectarian conflict

January 04, 2016

Professor Marc Lynch analyzes the current crisis in the Middle East after the Saudi execution of a prominent Shiite cleric and the subsequent torching of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran.

Special Report: The African Union’s Coercive Diplomacy in Burundi

December 18, 2015

Paul Williams authors an article for IPI Global Observatory that gives insight into the African Union's authorization for 5,000 peacekeeping forces to be deployed in Burundi.

Here’s why we can only contain the Islamic State, not bomb it back to the Stone Age

December 01, 2015

Stephen Biddle co-authors an article on U.S. military policy against the Islamic State for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.

MIPP brochure

download the MIPP program brochure (P D F file)

MIPP Contact Information

Program Director: Matthew Levinger

Program Manager: Karen Notch

Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
Office: 1957 E Street, NW. Suite 605K
Telephone: 202-994-9946
Fax: 202-994-7761