Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy

Earn your Master of Arts in International Policy at Stanford University

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The Ford Dorsey Program is ideally positioned to train the next generation of global problem solvers. Our home at Stanford University ensures a vibrant intellectual environment that will continue to draw the world's best and brightest for decades to come.
Michael A. McFaul
Director and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy

Why Choose Stanford for International Policy?

Learn global leadership skills at one of the top universities in the world. Stanford provides an innovative and interdisciplinary learning experience, including interactive case method teaching and mentorship from our distinguished faculty.

What is the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy (MIP)?

The Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy is a two-year professional graduate degree program at Stanford University, emphasizing the advanced analytical tools and methods critical to decision making and leadership in international affairs.

Dynamic and Collaborative Program

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 and Stanford Ignite at the Graduate School of Business.

World Class Podcast

FSI hosts a podcast that brings international expertise from Stanford's campus straight to you, featuring some of our distinguished faculty members, including Director Michael McFaul.

A Typical Class

25 students
12 nationalities
26 average student age

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