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Master of International Public Policy (MIPP)

Overview

The Master of International Public Policy degree program is designed for experienced professionals with at least seven years of work experience who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills. 

Become an Expert

Leaders who understand the intersection of policy management and international relations are vital to the success of any organization. The MIPP degree program will offer you a transformational educational experience as you prepare to succeed across industries ground the globe. You can enroll full-time and complete the program in one academic year, or part-time and complete the program in two- to three-years.

Learn From the Best

Study with world-class experts who are renowned for their scholarship, influence, and networks.

Mara Karlin

Associate Professor of the Practice, Director, Strategic Studies Program, Executive Director, The Merrill Center for Strategic Studies

Johannes Urpelainen

Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment, Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP)

Sarah Parkinson

Aronson Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Studies

Peter Lewis

Warren Weinstein Chair of African Studies, Director of Africa and Middle East Programs


In the News

The dictators’ last stand.

Yascha Mounk wrote in Foreign Affairs, 8/16

Hong Kong waits for Beijing’s next move. Here’s what the experts say.

Andrew Mertha wrote in The Washington Post Monkey Cage blog, 8/15

Kashmir’s change of status.

Daniel Markey interviewed on BBC World News, 8/15

Grid inefficiencies releasing 1B tons of GHGs.

Sarah Jordaan quoted in E&E News, 8/15

No urgency on Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.

Daniel Serwer cited in Gazeta Express, 8/15

Amid souring relations, U.S. appoints experienced Asia diplomat to Cambodia.

Andrew Mertha quoted on Voice of America Cambodia, 8/15

Justin Trudeau rapped a second time for conflicts of interest.

Christopher Sands quoted in The Washington Post, 8/14

America’s anti-China mood is here to stay.

Joe Renouard wrote in The Diplomat, 8/14

The courage to back down in Hong Kong.

Andrew Mertha wrote in The Hill, 8/14


Advance Your Career

From consultants to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to policymakers, Johns Hopkins SAIS graduates put their degrees to work.

91% of MIPP graduates were employed, pursuing fellowships or internships, or had gone on for further study within six months of graduation. The percentage is based on results of a survey of MIPP students who graduated in 2018; the survey participation rate was 92%.*

Recent Employers

  • Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Ernst & Young
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • US Army
  • US Department of State
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Middle East Institute
  • The Nonpartisan Policy Alliance
  • US – Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce
  • The World Bank Group

    * Based on results of a survey of MA students who graduated between December 2017 and August 2018. The survey participation rate was 92%.

Build Your Network

Join an influential alumni network of nearly 20,000 professionals working across sectors in 140 countries around the world.

Analytical abilities, regional expertise, diplomatic skills, and the capacity to apply theory to real-world problems give MIPP students a distinct professional advantage.

MIPP students represent diverse employment sectors and geographic regions and bring substantial work experience into classroom discussions.

Gaining a Foundation in Public Policy to Make a Difference in the World

"Prior to Johns Hopkins SAIS, I worked with several social enterprise startups in East Africa. Through that experience, it became clear that so many of the challenges I encountered had a basis in public policy choices that I had limited influence over. The MIPP degree program was an excellent next choice."

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From the Marine Corps to World-Class Graduate Studies

"I appreciate the diversity of thought provided by the student population, which has increased my understanding of topics in all of my classes."

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News & Events

Find out what's going on in the Master of International Public Policy program at the Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Professor Jonas Nahm named National Committee on U.S.-China Relations PIP fellow

Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment Jonas Nahm has been appointed to the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program (PIP).

Improving Safety in Trinidad and Tobago Through Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab

"Equipped with the conflict management knowledge I have gained so far, I came up with an idea to put into reality."

Aug 21 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Online SAIS Event

MA Virtual Information Sessions 2019

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Office of Admission invites you to learn more about the Master of Arts (MA) degree by joining...

Aug 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Online SAIS Event

Doctor of International Affairs Virtual Information Session

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Office of Admissions invites you  to learn more about our newest degree offering - the Doctor of...

Sep 6 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Room 417, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW

On-Campus Master of Arts Information Session

Come learn about our dynamic regional studies offerings within our Master of Arts program by attending this on-campus information session. The session will be moderated by a faculty member and...

Beyond the Classroom

Through study treks, practicum projects, staff rides, career treks, and internships, you will gain practical, hands-on experience.

Staff Rides

Tour the battlefields of a historic conflict and gain a hands-on, in-depth understanding on the complexities of war through role-playing activities.

Merrill Center for Strategic Studies

World-Class Events

The school's academic programs and research centers regularly host expert policymakers, CEOs, heads of state, and scholars to campus. Students are encouraged to explore topics of interest by attending lectures, presentations, and special programming.

Networking Events

Network with alumni and professionals and organize student-led events exploring your area of interest's challenges and opportunities outside the classroom.

Student Government Association

Serve as the liaison between the student body and administration, offering ideas for programming at the school and selecting guest speakers for the faculty research seminar series.