Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy

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Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy

Earn your Master of Arts in International Policy at Stanford University

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The Online Application is Now Open

The application for admission into the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy is open for matriculation in Autumn 2023. Learn more about our admissions process and upcoming events.


"Our master's program 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

28 students
15 nationalities
27 average student age

Why choose Stanford for International Policy?

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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.
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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.

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.

Meet our Students and Alumni



Meet our dynamic MIP cohort.


Meet our talented alumni.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Read more on FSI’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives