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Dual Degree and Exchange Programs

Enhance your graduate education and professional opportunities. If you are in the Master of Arts (MA) program you may pursue a dual-degree in business, law, public administration, public health, public policy, or international diplomacy.

Two Degrees, Two Networks

Expand your academic breadth and professional reach by harnessing the resources of two world-class institutions. To be admitted to any of the dual-degree programs, you must be accepted by both schools independently.

Accelerated Timeline

You can earn both degrees faster in the dual-degree program than if completed separately. You can reduce your time at Johns Hopkins SAIS by one full semester (16 credits) and can normally complete both degrees up to one year faster.

Flexible Sequencing

Most dual-degree partnerships allow you to customize the order in which you complete both sets of degree requirements to maximize your opportunities at each school.

Uncompromised Experience

You have the option to be based in Washington DC or Bologna, Italy, where you can pursue any of the school’s concentrations.

Partner Institutions

You will be able to capitalize on the resources of world-class partner institutions and often receive advanced standing in recognition of coursework taken at the approved institution, which results in the completion of two degrees at an accelerated pace.

Master of Business Administration (MA-MBA)

  • INSEAD (France, Singapore)
  • Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia
  • Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
  • Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Master of Law

  • Tsinghua University Department of International Relations (China)

Master of Public Affairs (MA-MPA)

  • Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Master of Science in Public Health (MA-MSPH)

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University

Juris Doctor (MA-JD)

  • Stanford University Law School
  • The University of Virginia School of Law

Note: You may request to pursue a dual degree with institutions other than these listed partner schools. Ad hoc dual-degree programs must be approved by the Office of Academic Advising. All general policies concerning dual-degree students apply to ad hoc dual-degree programs as well.

Cooperative Degree Programs

Students in the Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) program based in Bologna, Italy study with leading European universities to earn a diploma or master’s degree from both institutions.

  • Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Austria)
  • McGill University
  • Sciences Po Lille (France)
  • SOAS University of London
  • University of Bologna (Italy)
  • University of Leiden (the Netherlands)

MAIA Cooperative Degree Partners

Exchange Programs

Participating in an exchange program offers Master of Arts (MA) students entering their third semester an opportunity to gain additional perspectives.

  • Hertie School of Governance (Germany)
  • National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore)
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • Sciences Po (France)