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Next: The newly launched MA in Strategic and Intelligence Studies

Johns Hopkins SAIS graduates are renowned for their firm understanding of economics and their deep expertise in international relations. We provide a world-class education to launch innovative problem-solvers into impactful careers in today’s interconnected world.

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This one-year degree is designed for students who wish to advance their careers in the fields of national security, intelligence, and foreign policy.

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Strategically Located in DC, Europe, and China

400+ Think Tanks

Just steps from organizations that shape the world.

175 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions.

40+ Student Nationalities

Bologna, Italy: gateway to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

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Oldest university partnership between China and US

120K+ volumes housed in top collection on international affairs

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Washington DC is an excellent backdrop for the study of international relations, with access to thought leaders, policymakers, and media outlets advancing public debate on global issues.

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Our location in Dupont Circle is among Washington DC’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

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Learn from world-class scholars and practitioners who are renowned for their scholarship, influence, and networks.

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The city of Bologna consistently ranks in the top 10 European cities for quality of life.

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Bologna is a convenient base for securing internships and employment in major capitals across the continent, where our alumni network is well-represented.

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Bologna, Italy offers a strategic gateway to the rest of Europe and to neighboring regions such as North Africa and the Middle East.

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The city of Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province, former capital of six Chinese dynasties, and just over one hour from Shanghai by train.

Tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and nearby mountains make Nanjing one of the most livable cities in China.

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Hopkins-Nanjing Center students form lasting ties and extensive networks to support one another throughout their careers.

Student activities provide social, cultural, and academic opportunities to understand China from a perspective beyond the classroom.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center recently celebrated its 30-year legacy as a preeminent Chinese and American institution. The HNC and its graduates have been at the forefront of efforts to build constructive relations between the US and China for over three decades.


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Our global team of career counselors have a proven track record for connecting talented students with rewarding career opportunities.

300+ employers who hired Class of 2020 graduates within six months of graduation.
44% work in the private sector, including firms like Deloitte, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and McKinsey & Company.
35% work in the public or multilateral sectors with organizations such as the European Central Bank, Federal Reserve Board, US Department of State, International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations.
16% work in the nonprofit sector with organizations such as the Center for Economic and Policy Research, European Climate Foundation, and National Democratic Institute.
5% are pursuing fellowships and further study.
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20,000 influential Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni work across sectors and around the world.