International Policy (MA)
The Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy (MIP), is an interdisciplinary program devoted to rigorous analysis of international policy issues in diplomacy, governance, cyber and international security, and environmental policy. It is a two-year, full-time degree program that awards the Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Policy.
Unique for small, collaborative classes led by top Stanford faculty and seasoned practitioners, MIP’s core curriculum emphasizes political science, economics and international relations with a case study approach. The curriculum includes a strong practical component and several specialization areas of study that correspond to expertise found at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford (FSI).
In keeping with the university’s mission, MIP was established in 1982 to prepare the next generation of leaders for public and private sector careers in international policymaking and implementation. Its curriculum effectively draws upon FSI’s world-class faculty and multidisciplinary culture, breadth of teaching across theory and practice, and multidisciplinary research capacity, along with Stanford and Silicon Valley’s ethos of innovation. The program offers its master’s students a unique education to examine, understand, and solve complex real-world problems.
University requirements for the M.A. degree are described in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.