Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Welcome to SAIS: GPP Edition

September 9 was a big day at Johns Hopkins SAIS: We welcomed the inaugural Master of Arts in Global Policy program (GPP) cohort to campus for their first residency.

The GPP is a sixteen-month degree designed to give experienced professionals a competitive edge in their careers. The program offers a convenient, alternating-weekend (Friday/Saturday) schedule that enables students to participate in a rigorous academic environment and maintain full-time employment. 

Residencies, which are essential components of the GPP, are intense, multi-day exercises that take students outside the standard classroom and challenge them to apply lessons learned from their coursework. On this particular residency, with instruction from former and current policymakers, including members of the U.S. Department State’s policy planning staff, the entering class of GPP students worked in small teams to research, write, and brief policy memos, with thirty-six hours to complete the assignment. 

For more pictures from the inaugural GPP residency, click here.  You can also visit the SAIS website to learn more about the GPP program.

Thanks for reading!

--Erin Skelly, Associate Director of Admissions