Graduate Academics

Our graduate programs combine rigorous coursework and professional training to provide students the knowledge and perspectives needed to make a difference in the world. Students in our programs 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 decades ahead.

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


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Master's Degree Programs

We offer an array of interdisciplinary master’s degrees with many regional and thematic specializations, dual-degree and joint-degree options, as well as accelerated programs designed specifically for mid-career professionals.

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Graduate Certificates

Our graduate certificate programs give students the opportunity to study international affairs topics outside their chosen fields.  Pursue a certificate program to enrich your understanding of today's most relevant global issues.

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Moshtayeen Ahmad

Compared to other graduate programs, I feel that the Elliott School best prepared me for practical career experiences. The program was designed to prepare you for situations and discussions you are likely to have in international affairs careers.

Moshtayeen Ahmad
M.A. International Affairs '14