Graduate Programs

The Jackson School's three graduate degrees are built on our foundation of deep area knowledge, inspiring students to apply intellect, personal conviction and thoughtful analysis to international problems.

The Jackson School's three graduate degrees are built on our foundation of deep area knowledge, inspiring students to apply intellect, personal conviction and thoughtful analysis to international problems.

WHY STUDY AT THE JACKSON SCHOOL?

At the Jackson School we build on a foundation of deep area knowledge in order to see moments within broader contexts. In doing so, we bridge racial, religious, economic and cultural differences to lead our global and interdependent community forward. This is how we teach. And this is how our students learn.

The 45 core Jackson School faculty represent a broad spectrum of social science disciplines and speak and research in over 40 languages other than English. They have won numerous awards for their teaching and scholarship within the UW and abroad. Additionally, our practitioner faculty connect students to real world experiences and opportunities.

Our location in Seattle, a global hub of commerce, philanthropy and policy, provides a diverse and dynamic environment that connects our alumni with careers in both traditional international studies career tracks and in growing career markets. You can find our alumni at:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • China Daily
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • FishWise
  • International Rescue Committee
  • McKinsey & Company
  • PATH
  • Peking University, China
  • Smartsheet
  • Starbucks
  • U.S. Foreign Service
  • UNICEF
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Village Reach

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jackson School is a founding member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

DEGREE OPTIONS

MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

A 2-year program providing students skills in language, research, critical thinking and analysis, and regional expertise.

Concurrent M.A. Programs: The M.A. programs can be combined with professional programs across campus into 3-4-year concurrent degree programs. Some professional program options include the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance (MPA), Foster School of Business (MBA), School of Law (J.D.)department of Global Health (MPH), School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (MMA), and School of Forest Resources (M.S. or MFR).

MASTER OF ARTS IN APPLIED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

A 10-month or 2-year mid-career program providing students with at least 5 years of professional experience a blend of academic theory and practical training.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

An accelerated 3-4 year Ph.D. program for students who already hold a Master’s degree. This program combines four innovative foundational fields – (1) Religions, Cultures, and Civilizations, (2) States, Markets, and Societies, (3) Peace, Violence, and Security, (4) Law, Rights, and Governance with the Jackson School expertise in area studies.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Admissions for all graduate degrees at the Jackson School are completed through the U.W. Graduate School. For specific information about the admissions process and requirements for the M.A. in International Studies programs, M.A. in Applied International Studies program, and Ph.D. program, visit the individual websites.

Admissions Deadlines

MAIS: January 31

MAAIS: June 1 for autumn quarter start; October 15 for winter quarter start

Ph.D.: January 15

WHO TO CONTACT