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Office of Graduate Admissions

The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-7050
Email: esiagrad@gwu.edu

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m.-12p.m. & 1-5 p.m.

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 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 Policy and Practice Online (MIPP Online) — a new distance learning degree program for mid-career professionals seeking a Master’s in International Policy and Practice with the flexibility that distance learning provides.
  • 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.

Graduate Certificates

Our graduate certificate programs give students the opportunity to study international affairs topics outside their chosen fields. Students enrich their academic programs with an in-depth exploration of today's most relevant global issues. US Citizens may apply for a stand-alone graduate certificate. Graduate certificates are not eligible for Visa applications.