The demands of globalization are dramatically changing career and employment practices for individuals and organizations in international affairs. Professionals who want to excel in the international arena must have knowledge of international economic, political, and social trends. They must possess the analytical and management skills necessary to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues, as well as the ability to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings.
The program's interdisciplinary curriculum at George Washington University combines three foundation courses with a wide variety of course options that are selected to suit the student's professional goals and intellectual interests. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate student work schedules, making it ideal for working professionals. Cohort events throughout the year provide additional venues for professional networking with other students, faculty, and guest speakers.
Students in the International Policy and Practice program also benefit from the events and programs sponsored by the Elliott School's exceptional research centers and institutes. The Elliott School's active calendar of lectures, conferences, and workshops feature leading scholars and practitioners from the national and international policy communities.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Survey of Economic Development
- Survey of International Economics
- Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy
- Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy
- International Affairs Cornerstone: International Relations Theory and Policy
- Global Gender Policy
- Development Policy and Practice
- International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone
- Introduction to Conflict Resolution
- International Security Politics
- International Political Economy
- International Development Administration
- MIPP Leadership Practicum
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Development Public Policy View 594 other Masters in Public Policy in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from supervisors or employers.
- Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
- A resumé or curriculum vitae is required.
International52920 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 12 months.
National52920 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for Washington, D. C.
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