Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC


Details at a Glance

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  • Financial Aid Available


Degrees Offered

Master of Arts (MA)
MA in International Affairs
MA in International Studies
MA in Global Risk
MA in Sustainable Energy (online)

Our Program

Campus locations in Washington, DC, Europe, and China provide an unmatched backdrop for the study of international relations.

There has never been a more exciting time to study international relations at a graduate school with a proven reputation for producing influential, innovative, and accomplished graduates.

With a global alumni network of more than 20,000 professionals, you can be sure to find our alumni taking action in dynamic roles worldwide. From private-sector executives to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to ambassadors, and international media correspondents to energy consultants, alumni of the school are known for being innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and policy expertise to address today’s most pressing challenges.

Graduate Degree Program Options

Master of Arts (MA)

MA in International Affairs

MA in International Studies

MA in Global Risk

MA in Global Risk (online)

MA in Sustainable Energy (online)

MA in International Economics and Finance

MA in Global Policy (for experienced professionals)

Master of International Public Policy (for experienced professionals)

MA in European Public Policy 

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Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound1,200 Students
  • Female

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  • Male

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What Our Students Say

  • "Disrupting the status quo in energy infrastructure is essential for bringing clean and affordable services to populations that have never had electricity before. My solar power projects in Haiti combine financial modeling, policy, technology, and community engagement—all of which are disciplines I refined as a Johns Hopkins SAIS student.”

    Allison Archambault, President, EarthSpark International, Master of Arts ‘15
  • "Today we can dare to think about a woman not only getting a microloan for a cow but for that woman to have a voice in the growth of her business and her own place in the global capital markets. International relations professionals are helping to make development more inclusive.”

    Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and CEO at Impact Investment Exchange, Master of Arts ‘95
  • "A Johns Hopkins SAIS degree not only trains students for the increasingly complicated global backdrop within which we all operate, but instills some of the important, transferrable skills I use every day as a founder and entrepreneur—negotiation, problem-solving, and the ability to navigate cultures.”

    Jeffrey Raider, Co-Founder of Warby Parker and, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Harry’s, Inc., Master of Arts ‘04

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Location & Contact

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