University of Washington

Office of Academic Services

Thomson Hall Room 111

Apply to a JSIS Graduate Program

Thomson Hall in the fall


Applicants for Autumn 2016 admission should wait until August 25, 2015 to begin a new application. The deadline for Autumn 2016 application to Jackson School MAIS programs is January 10, 2016. Please do not begin your application to the MAIS program until August 25, 2015 in order that all components are ready.

Admission application is for Autumn quarter only. Please review the application guidelines  for information on requirements in order to prepare for the 2016 application to Jackson School MAIS and PhD programs. 


Master's Program Application Guidelines
Ph.D. Program Application Guidelines
MAAIS Program Application Guidelines

Application Requirements

Master's Degree Programs (M.A.I.S)

  • Begin On-Line Application to the Graduate School
  • Request Official Test Score Reports:
    For most international applicants: TOEFL or IELTS
        (See Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements)
    For applicants applying concurrently to School of Business, GMAT is acceptable
  • Designate Providers of Recommendations (3)
  • Submit Unofficial Transcripts online
  • Submit Statement of Purpose
  • Submit Writing Sample

OPTIONAL components of your application: Personal History Statement

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae 
  • Personal History Statement (Diversity Statement)

Also see answers to Frequently Asked Questions for MA applicants.

Ph.D. Program

  • For full information about how to apply to the Jackson School Ph.D. Program, please see here.

MAAIS 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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