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Thomson Hall Room 111

JSIS Academic Programs

Undergraduate Studies

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offers seven majors and 16 minors in international studies at the undergraduate level. Students who Major in International Studies may concentrate in one of ten regional studies options, one of two thematic programs, or pursue a broader course of study within the general program in International Studies.

Undergraduate Majors

Jackson School Graduate Programs

The Jackson School offers graduate training leading to the Master of Arts in International Studies and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In addition to the PhD, nine programs lead to a Master of Arts in International Studies degree: seven world area-studies programs, a comparative religion program, and a comparative and thematic program in international studies that concentrates on the interaction of international, economic, political, and cultural processes with states and societies around the world. The International Studies M.A.I.S. program can be taken as a concurrent degree program with several UW professional schools.

For more information click on the headings below; if you would like printed fliers on any of these programs, please contact us. Learn more on the Graduate Programs page.

Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS)

The Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) program is a 10-month intensive degree option designed for mid-career professionals. Learn more about the MAAIS program.

MAAIS only Application Contact information:
Master of Arts in Applied International Studies
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Program

The Jackson School Ph.D. Program integrates the renowned area-based capabilities of its existing graduate programs with leading-edge scholarship and practice in the field of international studies. This innovative program is aimed at those scholars and practitioners who want to develop deep knowledge of areas in the context of specific contemporary global themes, policy challenges, and real-world problems. It combines an intensive research tutorial system with specific coursework to allow doctoral candidates to finish in 3-4 years. Learn more about the Ph.D. program.

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African Studies Program
University of Washington
326 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Joel Ngugi / Chair
Associate Professor, School of Law

Mary Kay Gugerty/Adjunct Director
Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs

Erin Murphy/Program Assistant
Autumn Quarter Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 9-12, or by appt.
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax

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