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Certificate in Chinese and American Studies + Master of Arts in International Affairs

Overview

Gain a professional edge in your career and further your Hopkins-Nanjing Center studies with a Master of Arts in International Affairs degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Spend one year in China working towards the Certificate in Chinese and American Studies credential and then spend two semesters at SAIS Europe to complete an MAIA degree on an accelerated timeline.

Become an Expert

Certificate in Chinese and American Studies 

The one-year certificate, jointly awarded by Johns Hopkins SAIS and Nanjing University, is delivered at the HNC, and provides you with the flexibility to focus on the issues that matter most to your professional interests. Intermediate- to advanced-level proficiency in Chinese is required prior to the start of the program.

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Master of Arts in International Affairs

Through this two-year, research-focused degree, you will have the flexibility to personalize your curriculum and focus on the contemporary issues in international affairs of the greatest importance to you and your career interests. 

What Your Schedule Will Look Like

You will spend one year at the Nanjing and Bologna campuses, and may choose to begin your studies at either location.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Adam Webb

American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Resident Professor of Political Science

Raffaella A. Del Sarto

Academic Director, Master of Arts in International Affairs, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

Joe Renouard

Resident Professor of History and American Studies


In the News

Francis Fukuyama Predicted the End of History. It's Back (Again)

Published a few months before the fall of the Berlin Wall (and expanded into a best-selling book in 1992), it was an instant sensation, and has continued to inspire debate...In a new book, the political theorist offers a stout defense of liberalism against threats from left and right — and predicts that Ukraine will revive “the spirit of 1989.”

FPI Program Coordinator

FPI Fellow James Borton notes: Signing on to the Law of the Sea would give the US more credibility in curbing Beijing’s aggression in the South China Sea

Science Diplomacy is required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

James Borton of the Foreign Policy Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, calls for countries in the region, particularly the key claimants, to focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

Climate change accelerates US-Vietnam cooperation

Vietnam needs America’s support to expand and strengthen its potential as an ASEAN leader in renewable energy.

THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD with Dennis Wholey

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey discusses the fragile order of the world with Daniel S. Hamilton, PhD.

RCEP is against trade war, will promote free trade.

Michael G. Plummer quoted in China Daily, 12/31

Iran-U.S.: Faltering nuclear talks enter dangerous phase.

Sanam Vakil quoted in Financial Times, 12/28

Who saw the collapse of the USSR coming?

Sergey Radchenko interviewed in Bloomberg, 12/24

The Berlin crisis, Ukraine, and the five percent problem.

Sergey Radchenko wrote in War on the Rocks, 12/22


Build Your Network

Alumni of the HNC and SAIS Europe are renowned for their Chinese-language proficiency and their multidisciplinary approach to understanding international affairs.

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At the HNC and SAIS Europe, students experience international relations first-hand studying, debating, and traveling with classmates.

Students walking in porticoes

Students have many opportunities to learn outside the classroom and expand their network, whether it's through a study trip, career trek, or alumni get-together.

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Developing Expertise on Sino-Latin American Relations

"While studying at the HNC, the bilingual and multicultural environment gave me the opportunity to engage in meaningful class discussions, listen to different perspectives from classmates and study complex problems in Mandarin with both Chinese and other international students."

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A Culturally Rich Education at SAIS Europe

"The international composition of the school has allowed me to engage with and learn from people of varying regions,cultures and backgrounds, an opportunity I am grateful to have been given."

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Admissions Events

Aug 16 8:00 am - 9:00 am Online SAIS Event

SAIS Europe Information Session

This information session will provide a general overview of all SAIS Europe programs offered at our campus in Bologna, Italy. This includes:


  • Master of Arts in International Affairs
  • Master of...

Aug 17 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Room 417, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Master of Arts in International Relations Information Session

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Office of Admission invites you to learn more about the Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) degree by joining us for an on-campus information session....

Aug 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Online SAIS Event

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Virtual Information Session

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) admissions office will host an information session on the admissions and financial aid application process for all Hopkins-Nanjing Center programs. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center, an educational collaboration...

Beyond the Classroom

Both the HNC and SAIS Europe foster close-knit communities that extends beyond the classroom into everyday interactions on campus.

Study Treks

See policy in action by engaging in a study trip. Recent week-long research trips have taken students to study economic, social, and political issues in neighboring countries and regions.

Internships

The school’s global career counselors have a track record for connecting talented students with alumni and organizations to secure rewarding internship opportunities. Many students seek exciting, part-time internships in the final year of their studies.

Volunteer Opportunities in Nanjing

Serve the Nanjing community by volunteering as student teachers at local schools. Students have worked with students at primary and vocational schools to strengthen English skills and understanding of Western culture.

Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR)

Contribute to BIPR - the research division of SAIS Europe. Its purpose is to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of the school's faculty, students, and scholars.