The George Washington University

Elliott School of International Affairs

International Affairs


Phillips Hall, Room 107, 801 22nd Street, N.W.

Funger Hall, Suite 301


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

International Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Globalization of economic, political, social, and cultural activity has created new opportunities and challenges for tomorrow’s leaders in international affairs. The Elliott School’s flagship program, the Master of Arts in International Affairs (IA), prepares students for a wide variety of exciting careers in diplomacy and public service, business, security, conflict resolution, development, and public health. This program attracts students who seek a broad-based training in international affairs, as well as in-depth expertise in a specific field of study through one of many concentrations. A key feature of the program is a cornerstone course that bridges the theory and practice of international affairs, taught by two of the leading experts in the field of international relations theory. Students are required to be proficient in a modern foreign language to receive the degree.


Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency On the approved list of the American Association of University Women The Elliott School of International Affairs is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL score no lower than 100; IELTS no lower than 7.0 with no individual ban score below 6.0

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,515 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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