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Employment Outcomes | DIA

From consultants to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to policymakers, graduates from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) put their degrees to work.

86% of the Doctor of International Affairs Class of 2023 were employed within six months of graduation.


Salary, First Quartile Average Annual Salary Median Annual Salary Salary, Third Quartile
122,000 127,297 129,000 131,500

Employment Location

  • US: 100%

Sector Breakdown

  • Public: 50%
  • Private: 25%
  • Multilateral: 6%
  • Non-Profit: 19%

Select Employers

  • Amaryllis Sage LLC
  • Berggruen Institute
  • Chenega Corporation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Government Employment (Civilian Corps/Federal Government Employees) 
  • Harvard University
  • Middle East Institute
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • RAND Corporation
  • Salzburg Global Seminar
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • World Bank Group

Based on results of a survey of students who graduated in August and December 2022 and May 2023. DIA survey participation rate was 91%.

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