Each year we welcome a select group of exceptionally talented students to the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy.
We review applications holistically, valuing academic preparation, relevant work experience, an international focus, and a clear articulation of interest in this program. We encourage applicants of varied backgrounds to apply.
What Makes the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Unique?
Watch Director Francis Fukuyama explain his vision for the MIP program.
We train leaders who will engineer policy around the world. Our students take advantage of Stanford's interdisciplinary and collaborative culture to develop innovative solutions to tomorrow’s policy challenges.
Dr. Kathryn Stoner
Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
How to Apply
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Funding and Financial Aid
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Guide on Getting Into Grad School
Helpful information and exercises for prospective graduate students
Hear from our students:
Isabelle Foster, Class of 2019
"As a student in the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy (MIP) at Stanford, learning more about the policy side of entrepreneurship has been fascinating. "
Nicole Southard, Class of 2019
"I think Stanford is unique in that it gives students the opportunity to do this with world-class people."
Leo Kirby, Class of 2018
"I've met more British politicians [at FSI] than I did at home!"
Margaret Williams, Class of 2018
"...one reason we all chose the program is the people. Not just for our world-class faculty, but also for each other."
Thinking about Applying?
The MIP online application deadline for Academic Year 2022-23 is January 11, 2022 at 11:59PM (PST).