Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
The Online Application Is Now Open
The application for admission into the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy is now open for matriculation in September 2021. Learn more about our admissions process and upcoming events.
"The Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy is designed to produce leaders who can tackle today's most challenging international problems, drawing on the resources of a great university at the heart of Silicon Valley."
Francis Fukuyama, Director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
A Typical Class
26 average student age
Why choose Stanford for International Policy?
Dynamic and Collaborative Program
The Master's in International Policy (MIP) is a two-year professional graduate degree program at Stanford University. Small class sizes offer students personalized attention and easy access to faculty and staff. The curriculum allows students to gain core policy skills as well as pursue their individual interests.
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
MIP is the premier graduate degree program at FSI. The institute is the hub for Stanford scholars who work across disciplines on the world's most important global issues. FSI produces world-class research, engages policy-makers, and trains tomorrow's leaders.
Only at Stanford
Stanford is known for its entrepreneurial character and relationship to Silicon Valley. MIP students have access to innovative opportunities on campus such as Design for Extreme Affordability at the d.school and Stanford Ignite at the Graduate School of Business.
Commitment to Public Problem Solving
MIP Director Francis Fukuyama is one of the organizers of a Working Group of public policy educators who believe that new approaches are needed to solve public problems. Such new approaches are built into the MIP curriculum.
About The Program
Students specialize in one of five areas of study.
Capstone: Policy Change Studio
Second-year students work in teams to tackle international policy challenges and develop solutions for the real world.
Students interact with faculty in the classroom and in one-on-one advising sessions. Additionally, opportunities exist for research and teaching assistantships.
Each student works with three professional advisors: a faculty advisor, an academic advisor, and a career advisor.
Summer Internship Placement and Funding
MIP staff facilitates the first-year internship search by providing support and funding.
Funding and Financial Aid
Ford Dorsey and FSI Fellowships are offered to a limited number of incoming students.
Stanford Alumni Community
Students join the MIP network and the broader Stanford alumni community.
Careers After Graduation
MIP graduates hold positions in U.S. and foreign governments, multilateral organizations, business and technology, think tanks, non-profits, and academia.
MIP Statement on Racial Justice
The Masters in International Policy (MIP) joins other university centers at Stanford in condemning the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, and countless other African-Americans. We express our outrage at police violence and express our solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
Read more on MIP's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives