Office of Admissions

The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University is one of America's leading professional schools of international affairs. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world. The Elliott School prepares students for an extensive range of international affairs careers in the business, nonprofit and governmental sectors. Our alumni can be found in leading decision-making positions all over the world.

Degrees Offered

M.A. Asian Studies
M.A. European and Eurasian Studies
M.A. Global Communication
M.A. International Affairs
M.A. International Development Studies
M.A. International Economic Policy
M.A. International Science and Technology Policy
M.A. Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
M.A. Middle East Studies
M.A. Security Policy Studies
Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP, also available online)
Master of International Studies (MIS, for Master's graduates from one of our partner institutions)

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Conflict Resolution / Negotiation
Education Policy
Energy Policy
Environmental Policy
Foreign Policy
Human Rights / Humanitarian Affairs
Information & Technology Policy / Management
International Development
International Trade / Business
Nonprofit Management
Organizational Theory / Management
Security Studies (National or International)

Area Studies

Eastern Europe / Russia
Latin America
Middle East

Graduate Program Overview

Students are at the heart of the Elliott School mission. As we educate and train the next generation of international leaders, we also strive to provide opportunities for scholarship and knowledge-building within the field. Our location in the center of Washington, D.C., offers incomparable benefits, and our powerful network of connections spans both the academic and policy community. Our students enhance their professional education through jobs and internships in the public, private and nonprofit sectors as they equip themselves to make the world a better place.

Admissions Deadline
Fall Applicants
Early Notification Deadline, fellowship and admission consideration, November 1 (decision by January 1)
Regular Deadline, fellowship and admission consideration, January 7 (decision by mid-March)
Spring Applicants
Regular Deadline, fellowship and admission consideration, October 1 (decision by mid-November)
No early notification deadline is available for spring applicants.

Admissions Overview

Students must review the course prerequisites for the program(s) they are applying to. The application is online. In addition to any program-specific course prerequisites, the online application requires 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts from all universities attended, a statement of purpose, and a resume or CV.


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Contact Information

1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC

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