MA in International Policy Studies

We prepare our graduates to craft policy solutions to 21st-century international development challenges.

Our Program

Our two-year master’s program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to launch careers in foreign policy and international relations. Join our students and alumni, who solve global policy challenges every day: resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, negotiating international trade and investments, and promoting global development. Learn to work in a language of your choice as part of the program curriculum. 

Our Faculty

Our faculty members are experienced policy practitioners and researchers  who will guide you through your academic and professional development. Take advantage of our established connections with governments, businesses and world-renowned organizations, to build your professional network and get your global policy career underway.

Customize Your Degree

Choose a degree track and pursue the field of study that you’re most passionate about: 


Human Security & Development

If you’re passionate about: 

Exploring how human security impacts gender equality, human rights, conflict resolution and more.


Trade Investment & Development

If you’re passionate about: 

Promoting global trade, investment and migration flows for a more prosperous world.

Certificate Options

These certificate options are available for both degree-seeking and non-degree students.


Conflict Resolution Certificate

Combining theory, research and practice to solve conflicts around the world through negotiation, mediation, and peace-building programs. 


International Trade Policy Certificate 

Helping organizations deal with the fundamental and practical aspects of international trade policy and negotiations

Joint Degree Program

Our Joint MBA/International Policy Studies degree program produces leaders at the intersection of business, policy and development. You can earn two masters degrees in five semesters.

Internships & Professional Experience

You will gain marketable experience through a final practicum by completing an internship, field research project, or professional program such as: 

International Policy Careers

Our alumni pursue careers around the world in local and national government offices, socially responsible businesses, international organizations, think tanks, academic institutions and volunteer organizations. Learn more about alumni careers.

Admission Requirements

To learn more about our program, view our admission requirements or contact one of our Enrollment Managers.