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Non-degree students can apply and enroll in courses in the fall, and spring, or summer term in any of the school's areas of study. Courses can be used towards a graduate certificate, transferred to a degree record upon matriculation or taken for personal or professional development.

Term Application Deadline
Summer Term 2019 Class Period: June 3 - July 16
Application Deadline: May 10
Fall Semester 2019 Class Period: September 3 - December 9
Application Deadline: August 28
Spring Semester 2020 Class Period: January 27 - May 2
Application Deadline: January 20


The Johns Hopkins SAIS curriculum offers the theoretical insight and practical tools required for leadership in the field of international relations. Non-degree students may enroll in courses in any area of study.


Non-degree students may take a maximum of two courses per semester and a maximum of four courses overall for credit or audit from any of the school’s areas of study.

Sample list of courses:

  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Comparative Public Management
  • Economics of Immigration
  • European Security
  • Global Health Policy
  • Institutional Crises in Emerging Markets: The Case of Argentina
  • International Dispute Settlement Methods
  • International Environmental Law: Crisis and Cooperation
  • Middle East Media Wars
  • Net Assessment
  • Political Economy of African Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Driving Innovation in Development
  • The Geopolitics of Energy
  • Theories & Methods of Qualitative Political Research
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