Students are at the heart of the Elliott School mission. As we educate and train the next generation of international leaders, we also strive to provide opportunities for scholarship and knowledge-building within the field. Our location in the center of Washington, D.C., offers incomparable benefits, and our powerful network of connections spans both the academic and policy community. Our students enhance their professional education through jobs and internships in the public, private and nonprofit sectors as they equip themselves to make the world a better place.
"I chose the Elliott School because the school's missions of creating knowledge, sharing wisdom and inspiring action to make a difference in the world resonated strongly with me. I was equally impressed with the school's commitment to develop the next generation of global leaders."
MA International Affairs
All Elliott School programs (M.A., M.I.P.P., M.I.S., and graduate certificates) offer fall and spring* admission. Applications for admission will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis after the fellowship deadlines below have passed, but students will not be considered for fellowships.
Spring Applications (January Start)
Fall Applications (August Start)
Fellowship Consideration Deadline
Early Notification Deadline
*Please note that spring applicants to the M.A. in International Development Studies, M.A. in International Science and Technology Studies, and M.A. in Middle East Studies programs must agree to complete the program over five semesters instead of four. This excludes summer sessions.
**All application materials must be received by the November 1st deadline in order to be considered for Early Notification and fellowships. Applications that are submitted but incomplete by November 1 will be considered for regular decision. Applications that are submitted and completed by November 1 will receive a decision from the Admissions Committee by January 1.
The Graduate Admissions blog highlights students, alumni, and faculty of programs across the Elliott School as part of our effort to provide as much information and support as possible to students who are researching and applying to graduate programs.