PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

George Washington University

Elliott School of International Affairs


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

Master of Arts Programs:

M.A.'s are 40 credit programs. Full-time students can complete an M.A. in 2 years; part-time students have up to 5 years to complete the program.

Asian Studies
European and Eurasian Studies
Global Communication
International Affairs
International Development Studies
International Science and Technology Policy
International Trade and Investment Policy
Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
Middle East Studies
Security Policy Studies

Area Studies

Europe and Eurasia
Latin America
Middle East

Graduate Program Overview

Each year, approximately 350 students enter our two-year masters degree programs on Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, international development, international security, international trade and investment policy, international scientific and technological issues, and international affairs. Another 20-25 enroll in a one-year master's degree program for mid-career professionals. We offer joint degree programs with GW's schools of business, law, and public health, and graduate concentrations in those same fields as well as in international education.

Admissions Deadline

Fellowship Deadline: January 7th
Priority Deadline: February 1st

Admissions Overview

Students must submit the following application materials: Application, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts from all universities attended, GRE or GMAT scores, Statement of Purpose, and Resume

Contact Information

George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia

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