Degree Comparison

DegreeCampusDurationEntry TermWork Experience
Master of Arts (MA)Bologna, Italy*
Washington, DC
2 Academic
years
fall0-4 years
Master of Arts in
International Affairs (MAIA)
Bologna, Italy2 academic
years
fall
spring
0-2 years
Master of Arts in
International Studies (MAIS)
Nanjing, China2 academic
years
fall0-2 years
Master of Arts in
International Economics
and Finance (MIEF)
Washington, DC11 monthssummer0-2 years
Master of Arts in
Global Policy (MAGP)
Washington, DC16 monthsfall7-12 years
(minimum 7 years)
Master of Arts in
Global Risk (MAGR)
Bologna, Italy13 monthssummer2-4 years
Master of International
Public Policy (MIPP)
Bologna, Italy
Washington, DC
1 academic
year
fall
spring
7-12 years
(minimum 7 year)
Doctor of International Affairs (DIA)Bologna, Italy
Washington, DC
2-3 academic
year tracks
fall5-9 years
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Bologna, Italy
Washington, DC
4-6 yearsfall4-6 years
Diploma in
International Studies
Bologna, Italy1 academic
year
fall
spring
0-4 years
HNC Certificate in Chinese
and American Studies
Nanjing, China1 academic
year
fall0-2 years
HNC Certificate +
Master of Arts (MA)**
Nanjing, China
Bologna, Italy
Washington, DC
2 – 2.5
academic years
fall0-2 years


*SAIS Europe offers spring admission in the MA program on a space-available basis.
**HNC Certificate/MA requires at least one semester in Washington, DC.

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