School of International Service

The world matters. So will your degree.

Now, more than ever, we need leaders. Pursue your master's degree from the School of International Service in Washington, DC, where leadership matters, service matters, and the world matters.

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Follow your passion for improving the status quo into a career path with one guiding principle: we need the world, and it needs us. That principle may find you pursuing a career in international development, environmental policy, cyber security, foreign policy, or a combination of disciplines. Whatever unique career path you choose to begin at SIS, you will be prepared to lead, serve, and make a positive difference in our world.

  • 89% of our master's graduates are working, furthering their graduate studies, or both six months after graduation
  • Top graduate employers include: US Department of State, the World Bank Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, and US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • #8 master’s program in the world for international relations, according to Foreign Policy magazine

Experience and connections with impact

I chose to attend SIS because of its emphasis on practical experience.

I wanted a master’s degree that could help advance my career and inform my work, so SIS’s focus on both the practical and theoretical was a perfect fit. A crucial element of my education was the SIS Practicum, during which I researched rising global social conflicts related to increased migration and provided recommendations to an NGO based on that research. It also proved to be a strong talking point when interviewing with potential employers. My experience at SIS wasn’t just about the degree, it was also about the connections, which have helped me get a job and continue to be a part of my professional and personal life.