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  • Master of International Public Policy | SAIS
    leaders in government business journalism nonprofit groups and multilateral organizations in more than 140 countries Common Paths Students graduating from SAIS have pursued careers at Corporate Executive Board Dow Jones Co Inter American Development Bank Pan American Health Organization U S Air Force U S Agency for International Development Voice of America World Bank Curriculum The M I P P degree consists of eight non language courses completed full time over one year Students in consultation with an academic adviser design their own plan of study that is both academically rigorous and professionally relevant as they prepare for the next phase in their career Affiliations M I P P students may choose to add an affiliation to their degree which provides an opportunity for students to develop a stronger background in a particular area and directly connect with faculty and students in that area Language Full time M I P P students are welcome to add SAIS foreign language courses at no additional charge however the courses do not count toward the eight non language classes required for graduation All non native speakers of English must pass an English placement exam Non native English speakers graduating from the M I P P program in Bologna are required to pass an English proficiency exam The following programs will accept M I P P affiliates American Foreign Policy Conflict Management Energy Resources and Environment Limited Enrollment Global Theory and History International Development Limited Enrollment International Economics International Law and Organizations International Political Economy Strategic Studies African Studies Canadian Studies China Studies European and Eurasian Studies Japan Studies Korea Studies Latin American Studies Middle East Studies South Asia Studies Southeast Asia Studies Affiliation Requirements Each program accepting affiliates has selected their own requirements Affiliations require students to complete a minimum of three courses offered by their program or cross listed with their program of affiliation However programs may set additional requirements like languages additional courses or specific required courses To see a detailed description of the requirements for each affiliation click here Additional Information For additional information on selecting an affiliation and registering for affiliated courses click here Co Curricular What is Student Life Like M I P P s contribute both inside and outside the classroom M I P P s participate in and lead community wide events and events exclusively for the M I P P cohort From case and simulation sessions to international dinners and alumni receptions M I P P students are making connections and building their network Here is a sample of the M I P P specific programs coming in 2014 2015 M I P P Career Strategy Series Fall and Spring M I P P students meet with an executive coach to design a strategy for continued career growth or in preparation for a career transition Leadership Strategies for Decision Makers Fall Through working in small teams with other M I P P of diverse backgrounds M I P P s analyze complex international scenarios under

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  • Doctor of Philosophy
    registrar s office to ensure the materials are sent to the admissions office Ph D Application Essays Applicants are asked to complete the relevant supplemental section for their program of interest Essays should be typed include the applicant s name and be uploaded using the online application system Statement of Purpose Discuss your goals for graduate study and your professional career What experiences have most contributed to your desire to study international relations How will SAIS help you meet your academic and professional goals Applicants planning to pursue a joint degree should address this interest as well The essay should be about 600 words in length Dissertation Topic Ph D applicants should describe their proposed dissertation topic including research methods and plans for fieldwork The essay should indicate the SAIS faculty members with whom the applicant is likely to work and the relation of the dissertation topic to their work This essay should be no more than 600 words Writing Sample Ph D applicants should submit a piece of analytical writing between 15 and 40 pages double spaced The most useful sample is a research paper based on sources in the field of specialization to which the applicant has applied at SAIS but a piece of analytical writing in another field is acceptable The applicant must be the sole author What guidelines should be followed in selecting a writing sample to submit The writing sample should be a piece of analytical writing that you have prepared for an academic program or an employer Ideally you should submit a research paper based on sources in the academic field to which you will be applying However a piece of analytical writing in another field is acceptable Please include a cover sheet that provides current contact information of the person for whom the paper was originally written The writing sample should be between fifteen and forty double spaced pages and the applicant must be the sole author Is it possible to submit paper recommendations If your recommenders prefer to submit paper recommendations you can obtain a recommendation cover sheet from the online application Please note that paper recommendations like any other application materials are due by the appropriate deadlines However we strongly advise that your references submit letters using the online system as it allows for applicants to monitor the progress of their recommendations We will accept letters of recommendation forwarded on an applicant s behalf by his her undergraduate career services office or other outside vendors providing a similar service Am I required to take an English Language Exam If English is not your native language or in the case of bilingual students your dominant language is not English but you hold an undergraduate degree granted by an accredited institution in a country where English is an official language and where English is the language of instruction than you will not be required to submit an English competency exam If English is not your native language or in the case of bilingual students your dominant language is not English but you hold a graduate degree granted by an accredited institution in a country where English is an official language and where English is the language of instruction then you will need the approval of the Office of Admissions to be exempt from submitting an English competency exam Please contact the Office of Admissions 16 for more information A TOEFL score of at least 600 for the paper based exam 250 for the computer based exam or 100 for the internet based exam is required of all applicants whose native language is not English TOEFL scores are valid for only two years The SAIS DC TOEFL code is 5610 0000 For more TOEFL information please refer to refer to www ets org 17 Students who choose to submit the IELTS exam results must meet a minimum of 7 0 For more IELTS information please refer to www ielts org 18 Am I required to take the GRE or GMAT All applicants are required to take either the GRE General Exam or the GMAT LSATs are not accepted To ensure that your test scores reach SAIS on time you should take the appropriate examinations and request your official score reports at least a month before the deadline The Educational Testing Service ETS score reporting school code GRE and TOEFL for SAIS is 5610 and the department code should be left blank 0000 GRE scores are valid for five years For more GRE information please refer to refer to www ets org 17 For the GMAT the Graduate Management Admission Council GMAC score reporting school code for SAIS is KGB GX 99 GMAT scores are valid for ten years but SAIS recommends that scores be no more than five years old For more GMAT information please refer to refer to www gmac com 19 Can holders of a Bachelor s degree apply directly to the Ph D program at SAIS In order to apply for the Ph D program individuals must hold the SAIS M A degree be a resident SAIS student who has completed at least twelve courses toward the M A degree or be a student or graduate who has comparable academic qualifications from another institution Holders of Bachelor s degrees are encouraged to research the SAIS M A degree Which advanced degrees are considered to produce graduates with academic qualifications comparable to those of SAIS M A graduates The Ph D Committee accepts applicants who have completed the Master of Arts in International Relations degree at SAIS as well as applicants who have completed M A programs at other institutions Competitive applicants who have not graduated from SAIS will often hold M A degrees in the social sciences especially in the disciplines of international relations political science or history Such degrees require graduates to have achieved competency in theoretical studies research methodology and extensive academic writing Advanced professional degrees such as a Juris Doctorate or a Master of Business Administration do not usually suffice as substitutes for advanced work in international affairs though exceptions can be made depending on an applicant s specific research interests Similarly an advanced degree in strategic studies from a military institution would not be considered appropriate for admission to most Ph D fields but is sometimes acceptable for admission to the Strategic Studies field at SAIS How much consideration is given to the professional profile of a Ph D applicant Are academic achievements and work experience weighed equally in the admissions process 20 The principal weight is given to academic achievements while an applicant s professional experience is of secondary significance Exceptions are possible but only in truly unusual cases What is the review process for Ph D applications The Admissions Office prepares all Ph D application files for review by the Ph D Committee The Ph D Committee makes final decisions on the basis of recommendations from the field directors and applicants are notified of these decisions in mid March Each year a small number of outstanding candidates are admitted into the Ph D program at SAIS Who can I contact for more information about pursuing the Ph D at SAIS Requests for general information about the Ph D program should be directed to saisphdprogram jhu edu 3 Students desiring additional information about a particular Ph D field should contact the relevant field director or program coordinator but can the above e mail address for additional guidance How much additional coursework is required of Ph D candidates who did not obtain their M A degrees from SAIS All Ph D students must demonstrate competence in the field of International Economics SAIS M A degree recipients will be accepted as having met the economics requirement during their prior studies at SAIS To meet the competence in International Economics requirement non SAIS M A students must complete one of the following within the first three semesters Fulfill the comprehensive requirement in International Economics a series of approved advanced economics courses as one of their three comprehensives Pass a one hour oral exam equivalent to the M A Oral Exam in economics To prepare for the M A Oral Equivalency Exam the student must take for credit and pass the following classes or pass the waiver exams Microeconomics Macroeconomics International Trade Theory International Monetary Theory Students who have demonstrated equivalence in coursework at another institution may request to sit for one or more waiver exams Additionally all Ph D students must demonstrate competence either in two foreign languages or in one foreign language and quantitative methods of analysis SAIS M A s have usually met the first language requirement during their M A studies Can coursework or fieldwork toward the Ph D program be completed at off site locations Ph D students must be in residence at SAIS in Washington DC during their first year of study and all Ph D coursework must be completed in Washington DC Fieldwork begins after a student has completed all necessary courses passed the comprehensive examinations and successfully defended a dissertation topic Fieldwork might be conducted at the SAIS Europe campus or the Hopkins Nanjing Center but this would be appropriate for a limited range of topics and would require the field director s permission How long does it take to complete the Ph D program at SAIS A doctoral candidate must complete a dissertation within five years of taking his or her first Ph D comprehensive examination The average length of time from entry in the doctoral program to completion of the degree is five to six years What kind of funding is available for Ph D students All admitted Ph D students receive fellowship and stipend funding for a limited amount of time Students with an M A from SAIS may receive a maximum of three years of funding and non SAIS M A s may receive a maximum of four years of funding Ph D students are urged to seek outside support for their studies at SAIS In the annual review process applications for outside support will be treated as one sign of a student s seriousness of purpose Students receiving fellowship awards will be carefully evaluated by the Ph D Committee on the basis of performance in class satisfaction of degree requirements and a written evaluation from the student s Ph D advisor at the end of each academic year to determine if the financial award will be renewed Are Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships available for Ph D students SAIS Ph D students are not required to serve as TAs or RAs but many do acquire such positions Such assignments are established after the admissions process has concluded and students are responsible for pursuing these opportunities on their own What kinds of jobs do SAIS Ph D graduates pursue Ph D graduates have taken jobs in the academic policymaking and non profit sectors Anecdotal evidence indicates that by comparison with the graduates of Ph D programs at other universities a larger proportion of SAIS graduates establish careers in the policymaking and non profit sectors SAIS PhD Program Curriculum Summary All students are advised to consult the SAIS PhD Manual the Red Book their faculty advisor and the Office of Academic Affairs for further guidance and information Fields of Study Students should select their courses in consultation with their faculty advisor Except for two required research methodology courses there is no minimum number of courses required of students entering the Ph D Program Students in the Pre Dissertation stage however student must engage in a full time program of courses seminars and or independent study approved by the faculty advisor PhD Program Structure The SAIS PhD is divided into two stages Pre dissertation Resident Stage Pre dissertation status lasts up to two years for SAIS M A s and up to three years for non SAIS M A s Students complete coursework comprehensive exams and the dissertation prospectus Pre dissertation students must be present on campus and working full time toward fulfilling the requirements of the degree a full time program of courses seminars and or independent study approved by the faculty advisor as well as involvement in PhD community events Required coursework see below for more details Research Methodology International Economics Statistics and Econometrics Additional coursework is chosen by the student in consultation with advisor to prepare for comprehensive exams and dissertation topic Dissertation Non Resident Stage Students advance to the Dissertation stage after successfully defending a prospectus They are no longer required to be in residence at a SAIS campus but are still considered full time status Students should defend the dissertation within five years of the prospectus defense Courses in Research Methodology All incoming students are required to take for credit and pass the following two courses in research methodology Theories and Methods of Qualitative Political Research SA 600 774 Applied Methods of Political Research SA 600 767 Before enrolling in Applied Methods of Political Research all students are required to take and pass 1 Statistical Methods for Business and Economics SA 340 709 and 2 Econometrics SA 340 710 for credit or to test out via the SAIS Statistics waiver exam or an Econometrics waiver The waiver exam is offered only to those who have demonstrated equivalence in coursework at another institution Back to the top International Economics Competence All Ph D candidates must demonstrate competence in international economics SAIS M A degree recipients are accepted as having met this requirement Non SAIS M A students must do one of the following Pass a one hour oral exam in economics To prepare for the PhD Economics Oral Exam the student must take for credit and pass the following classes or pass the waiver exams Microeconomics Macroeconomics International Trade Theory and International Monetary Theory The waiver exam is offered only to those who have demonstrated equivalence in coursework at another institution Complete the PhD comprehensive requirement in International Economics as one of their three comprehensive exams This is actually a series of three advanced economics courses and not an exam Courses must be approved by the International Economics Department Please contact Prof Cristino Arroyo for more information carroyo1 jhu edu 21 Comprehensive Exams All students must select three examination areas from among the following American Foreign Policy Comparative Politics International Development International Economics International Political Economy Comparative Political Economy International Relations Regional Studies Comp from other division of Hopkins if approved Back to the top Please note that International Economics is not an exam See above for more information Language Requirement PhD students must demonstrate competence in a primary and secondary foreign language or in a primary foreign language and quantitative methods of analysis Primary Foreign Language Tested in reading writing listening and speaking Secondary Foreign Language Tested in reading only Quantitative Methods of Analysis Passing courses in Econometrics and Applied Econometrics Prospectus Requirements Each candidate will prepare a written prospectus of his or her dissertation and present the prospectus in a defense that is open to members of the JHU faculty and students no later than six months after passing the last comprehensive exam Dissertation Requirements At SAIS the dissertation must be an original and analytical treatment of a subject of conceptual importance To conduct the research for write and defend the dissertation a candidate will have a period of five years from the defense of the prospectus It is understood that in fields with exceptionally difficult languages the process may take longer Annual Progress Reports Each year every doctoral student must submit a written progress report to the Ph D Committee using the Annual Ph D Candidate Evaluation form Before submitting the report a student should meet with his or her advisor and obtain the advisor s written comments and approval The deadline for submission is usually the end of March The Ph D Committee reviews the progress of all Ph D candidates at the May meeting Depending on a student s stage in the doctoral program the review includes the student s course grades performance on comprehensive examinations preparatory work for the dissertation and draft dissertation chapters This review becomes the basis for the Ph D Committee s decisions about awards of financial aid and maintaining good academic standing for the coming academic year Questions Need more information Contact Manager of Graduate Services Office of Academic Affairs 202 663 5823 saisphdprogram jhu edu 3 Back to the top Faculty All SAIS Ph D students have a faculty advisor who is usually the director of the program to which a student is admitted The advisor is also known as the first reader of the dissertation In consultation with the advisor the student will eventually assemble a full five person dissertation committee of which at least one must be external to Johns Hopkins University The goal is to identify faculty members who have expertise in areas related to the student s research and who can provide useful guidance to the student throughout the planning and preparation of the dissertation The committee should include members who are familiar with the subject matter and any mathematical or other specialized analytical methods to be used in the dissertation The faculty advisor has primary responsibility for coordinating the candidate s research agenda The second reader is the other senior member of the dissertation committee who monitors the student s research throughout the dissertation project Both the faculty advisor and the second reader are to be substantively involved in the student s preparation of the prospectus and the dissertation While the student will work actively with the first and second readers to prepare a dissertation prospectus the student should also consult with the three provisional committee members throughout his her doctoral research Prospective and current Ph D students are encouraged to use the Faculty Directory 22 to identify individuals to approach about involvement in their research and dissertation Be sure to view the SAIS Guide to Experts here which is organized according to different specializations and also has information about

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  • Korea Studies | SAIS
    Macroeconomics Eligible students who pass the waiver exams in these subjects or who pass Micro and or Macro in Pre Term must replace those courses with alternate economics courses Many students choose to pursue an International Economics Specialization in one of four areas of economics and therefore use electives to meet these requirements Students may also choose to specialize in Emerging Markets Students must receive a 2 67 average in the 4 required economics courses or they must retake a course s until a 2 67 average is obtained If any of the 4 courses are achieved by passing a waiver exam or during Pre Term the student must substitute an economics elective course s in place of the waived course s in order to fulfill the economics requirement above In this case SAIS will use the highest economics program elective course grade s to compute this average if a student is replacing one or more of the 4 required courses of Microeconomics Macroeconomics International Trade Theory or International Monetary Theory QUANTITATIVE REASONING Students must complete one course from the list below Statistical Methods for Business Economics Econometrics prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business Economics Applied Econometrics prerequisite Econometrics Macro Econometrics prerequisite Econometrics Risk Analysis and Modeling Corporate Finance prerequisite or concurrent Microeconomics Quantitative Methods in International Relations prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business Economics Students may not double count a Quantitative Reasoning requirement as one of the four required International Economics courses and vice versa Eligible students who pass the statistics waiver exam or pass the statistics course in Pre Term are still required to take an alternate Quantitative Reasoning course from the list above CORE COURSES EXAMS All SAIS students must pass 2 core exams and or courses in addition to their concentration requirements Korea Studies concentrators must pass Comparative National Systems as one of their core requirements prior to the start of their third semester If the second core is not completed by the start of the final semester a student must enroll in second core course American Foreign Policy Since World War II Comparative National Systems Evolution of the International Systems Theories of International Relations LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Korea Studies MA candidates must pass exams to demonstrate proficiency in Korean All non native English speakers are required to pass an English placement exam upon entering SAIS Native Korean speakers must pass proficiency in a second language which can include English CAPSTONE Korea Studies MA concentrators must complete ONE of the following capstones Submission of a substantial no less than 8 000 words including footnotes or endnotes research paper of publishable quality by April 1 of their final semester This paper must have Korea as a central focus and can be the revised product of a regular SAIS course or independent research supervised by a Korea Studies faculty member Korea Studies Oral Exam MA Oral Exam to compete for honors if eligible For those whose final semester is fall consult the Program Director for due date PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC YEAR Entering Class 2014 2015 Entering Class 2013 2014 Entering Class 2012 2013 Entering Class 2011 2012 Entering Class 2010 2011 Entering Class 2009 2010 Minor Korea Studies Minor Requirements as of AY15 16 3 Korea Studies or cross listed courses in total 2 semesters of Korean language study or proficiency General Minor Requirements Minors are optional like specializations A student can minor in only one area A student cannot pursue a minor in International Economics or IR General but can pursue a Specialization in International Economics Minors consist of three courses Some minors will have a required course s Some minors will have an anchor course or cross listed course that counts toward both the concentration and the minor which reduces the three additional required courses to two as the third will overlap both programs in the IR or Asia concentrations the course must be from the primary concentration area Conflict Management Global Theory and History China Japan etc and not from the two additional required courses across the other IR or Asia areas Regional minors may require language study or proficiency in the language of that region A student can declare a minor at any time prior to graduation Students who are pursuing a minor in a program will not have bidding priority in that program only concentrators To add or change a minor please click HERE Faculty Any Bologna Italy Nanjing China SAIS Europe Washington D C Kent E Calder Director of Edwin O Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Washington D C Email Eunjung Lim Lecturer Email Alexandre Mansourov Adjunct Professor Email Featured Courses The Korea Studies Program offers a unique interdisciplinary education that aims to provide students with an in depth knowledge of Korea s modern domestic politics economics and history as well as its foreign policy relations with the United States and neighboring Asian nations In addition to taking courses that are offered by Korea Studies students are required to take classes from other Asian Studies programs to develop an understanding of the strategic environment that two Koreas face in regional and global contexts Fall 2015 Courses The Politics of the Vortex Political History of South Korea Prof Eunjung Lim This course covers South Korean political history by reviewing what presidents and their power elites actually have done As a presidential system much of South Korea s political dynamics can be explained and analyzed better by understanding how each president and his administration has dealt with economic development and democratization of South Korea The Japanese and Korean Political Economies in Comparative Perspective Prof Eunjung Lim This course examines the organization and functioning of Asia s two largest and most advanced capitalist political economies The course begins with a survey of underlying similarities and differences in structure and performance including political party competition industrial group structure regionalism business government networks industrial policy labor relations and economic performance The course considers historical and international reasons for prevailing profiles and prospects for future national evolution response to

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  • Doctor of Philosophy | SAIS
    who are currently enrolled in the program may request to use materials that were submitted for their M A application These individuals should contact the registrar s office to ensure the materials are sent to the admissions office Ph D Application Essays Applicants are asked to complete the relevant supplemental section for their program of interest Essays should be typed include the applicant s name and be uploaded using the online application system Statement of Purpose Discuss your goals for graduate study and your professional career What experiences have most contributed to your desire to study international relations How will SAIS help you meet your academic and professional goals Applicants planning to pursue a joint degree should address this interest as well The essay should be about 600 words in length Dissertation Topic Ph D applicants should describe their proposed dissertation topic including research methods and plans for fieldwork The essay should indicate the SAIS faculty members with whom the applicant is likely to work and the relation of the dissertation topic to their work This essay should be no more than 600 words Writing Sample Ph D applicants should submit a piece of analytical writing between 15 and 40 pages double spaced The most useful sample is a research paper based on sources in the field of specialization to which the applicant has applied at SAIS but a piece of analytical writing in another field is acceptable The applicant must be the sole author What guidelines should be followed in selecting a writing sample to submit The writing sample should be a piece of analytical writing that you have prepared for an academic program or an employer Ideally you should submit a research paper based on sources in the academic field to which you will be applying However a piece of analytical writing in another field is acceptable Please include a cover sheet that provides current contact information of the person for whom the paper was originally written The writing sample should be between fifteen and forty double spaced pages and the applicant must be the sole author Is it possible to submit paper recommendations If your recommenders prefer to submit paper recommendations you can obtain a recommendation cover sheet from the online application Please note that paper recommendations like any other application materials are due by the appropriate deadlines However we strongly advise that your references submit letters using the online system as it allows for applicants to monitor the progress of their recommendations We will accept letters of recommendation forwarded on an applicant s behalf by his her undergraduate career services office or other outside vendors providing a similar service Am I required to take an English Language Exam If English is not your native language or in the case of bilingual students your dominant language is not English but you hold an undergraduate degree granted by an accredited institution in a country where English is an official language and where English is the language of instruction than you will not be required to submit an English competency exam If English is not your native language or in the case of bilingual students your dominant language is not English but you hold a graduate degree granted by an accredited institution in a country where English is an official language and where English is the language of instruction then you will need the approval of the Office of Admissions to be exempt from submitting an English competency exam Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information A TOEFL score of at least 600 for the paper based exam 250 for the computer based exam or 100 for the internet based exam is required of all applicants whose native language is not English TOEFL scores are valid for only two years The SAIS DC TOEFL code is 5610 0000 For more TOEFL information please refer to refer to www ets org Students who choose to submit the IELTS exam results must meet a minimum of 7 0 For more IELTS information please refer to www ielts org Am I required to take the GRE or GMAT All applicants are required to take either the GRE General Exam or the GMAT LSATs are not accepted To ensure that your test scores reach SAIS on time you should take the appropriate examinations and request your official score reports at least a month before the deadline The Educational Testing Service ETS score reporting school code GRE and TOEFL for SAIS is 5610 and the department code should be left blank 0000 GRE scores are valid for five years For more GRE information please refer to refer to www ets org For the GMAT the Graduate Management Admission Council GMAC score reporting school code for SAIS is KGB GX 99 GMAT scores are valid for ten years but SAIS recommends that scores be no more than five years old For more GMAT information please refer to refer to www gmac com Can holders of a Bachelor s degree apply directly to the Ph D program at SAIS In order to apply for the Ph D program individuals must hold the SAIS M A degree be a resident SAIS student who has completed at least twelve courses toward the M A degree or be a student or graduate who has comparable academic qualifications from another institution Holders of Bachelor s degrees are encouraged to research the SAIS M A degree Which advanced degrees are considered to produce graduates with academic qualifications comparable to those of SAIS M A graduates The Ph D Committee accepts applicants who have completed the Master of Arts in International Relations degree at SAIS as well as applicants who have completed M A programs at other institutions Competitive applicants who have not graduated from SAIS will often hold M A degrees in the social sciences especially in the disciplines of international relations political science or history Such degrees require graduates to have achieved competency in theoretical studies research methodology and extensive academic writing Advanced professional degrees such as a Juris Doctorate or a Master of Business Administration do not usually suffice as substitutes for advanced work in international affairs though exceptions can be made depending on an applicant s specific research interests Similarly an advanced degree in strategic studies from a military institution would not be considered appropriate for admission to most Ph D fields but is sometimes acceptable for admission to the Strategic Studies field at SAIS How much consideration is given to the professional profile of a Ph D applicant Are academic achievements and work experience weighed equally in the admissions process The principal weight is given to academic achievements while an applicant s professional experience is of secondary significance Exceptions are possible but only in truly unusual cases What is the review process for Ph D applications The Admissions Office prepares all Ph D application files for review by the Ph D Committee The Ph D Committee makes final decisions on the basis of recommendations from the field directors and applicants are notified of these decisions in mid March Each year a small number of outstanding candidates are admitted into the Ph D program at SAIS Who can I contact for more information about pursuing the Ph D at SAIS Requests for general information about the Ph D program should be directed to saisphdprogram jhu edu Students desiring additional information about a particular Ph D field should contact the relevant field director or program coordinator but can the above e mail address for additional guidance How much additional coursework is required of Ph D candidates who did not obtain their M A degrees from SAIS All Ph D students must demonstrate competence in the field of International Economics SAIS M A degree recipients will be accepted as having met the economics requirement during their prior studies at SAIS To meet the competence in International Economics requirement non SAIS M A students must complete one of the following within the first three semesters Fulfill the comprehensive requirement in International Economics a series of approved advanced economics courses as one of their three comprehensives Pass a one hour oral exam equivalent to the M A Oral Exam in economics To prepare for the M A Oral Equivalency Exam the student must take for credit and pass the following classes or pass the waiver exams Microeconomics Macroeconomics International Trade Theory International Monetary Theory Students who have demonstrated equivalence in coursework at another institution may request to sit for one or more waiver exams Additionally all Ph D students must demonstrate competence either in two foreign languages or in one foreign language and quantitative methods of analysis SAIS M A s have usually met the first language requirement during their M A studies Can coursework or fieldwork toward the Ph D program be completed at off site locations Ph D students must be in residence at SAIS in Washington DC during their first year of study and all Ph D coursework must be completed in Washington DC Fieldwork begins after a student has completed all necessary courses passed the comprehensive examinations and successfully defended a dissertation topic Fieldwork might be conducted at the SAIS Europe campus or the Hopkins Nanjing Center but this would be appropriate for a limited range of topics and would require the field director s permission How long does it take to complete the Ph D program at SAIS A doctoral candidate must complete a dissertation within five years of taking his or her first Ph D comprehensive examination The average length of time from entry in the doctoral program to completion of the degree is five to six years What kind of funding is available for Ph D students All admitted Ph D students receive fellowship and stipend funding for a limited amount of time Students with an M A from SAIS may receive a maximum of three years of funding and non SAIS M A s may receive a maximum of four years of funding Ph D students are urged to seek outside support for their studies at SAIS In the annual review process applications for outside support will be treated as one sign of a student s seriousness of purpose Students receiving fellowship awards will be carefully evaluated by the Ph D Committee on the basis of performance in class satisfaction of degree requirements and a written evaluation from the student s Ph D advisor at the end of each academic year to determine if the financial award will be renewed Are Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships available for Ph D students SAIS Ph D students are not required to serve as TAs or RAs but many do acquire such positions Such assignments are established after the admissions process has concluded and students are responsible for pursuing these opportunities on their own What kinds of jobs do SAIS Ph D graduates pursue Ph D graduates have taken jobs in the academic policymaking and non profit sectors Anecdotal evidence indicates that by comparison with the graduates of Ph D programs at other universities a larger proportion of SAIS graduates establish careers in the policymaking and non profit sectors SAIS PhD Program Curriculum Summary All students are advised to consult the SAIS PhD Manual the Red Book their faculty advisor and the Office of Academic Affairs for further guidance and information Fields of Study Students should select their courses in consultation with their faculty advisor Except for two required research methodology courses there is no minimum number of courses required of students entering the Ph D Program Students in the Pre Dissertation stage however student must engage in a full time program of courses seminars and or independent study approved by the faculty advisor PhD Program Structure The SAIS PhD is divided into two stages Pre dissertation Resident Stage Pre dissertation status lasts up to two years for SAIS M A s and up to three years for non SAIS M A s Students complete coursework comprehensive exams and the dissertation prospectus Pre dissertation students must be present on campus and working full time toward fulfilling the requirements of the degree a full time program of courses seminars and or independent study approved by the faculty advisor as well as involvement in PhD community events Required coursework see below for more details Research Methodology International Economics Statistics and Econometrics Additional coursework is chosen by the student in consultation with advisor to prepare for comprehensive exams and dissertation topic Dissertation Non Resident Stage Students advance to the Dissertation stage after successfully defending a prospectus They are no longer required to be in residence at a SAIS campus but are still considered full time status Students should defend the dissertation within five years of the prospectus defense Courses in Research Methodology All incoming students are required to take for credit and pass the following two courses in research methodology Theories and Methods of Qualitative Political Research SA 600 774 Applied Methods of Political Research SA 600 767 Before enrolling in Applied Methods of Political Research all students are required to take and pass 1 Statistical Methods for Business and Economics SA 340 709 and 2 Econometrics SA 340 710 for credit or to test out via the SAIS Statistics waiver exam or an Econometrics waiver The waiver exam is offered only to those who have demonstrated equivalence in coursework at another institution Back to the top International Economics Competence All Ph D candidates must demonstrate competence in international economics SAIS M A degree recipients are accepted as having met this requirement Non SAIS M A students must do one of the following Pass a one hour oral exam in economics To prepare for the PhD Economics Oral Exam the student must take for credit and pass the following classes or pass the waiver exams Microeconomics Macroeconomics International Trade Theory and International Monetary Theory The waiver exam is offered only to those who have demonstrated equivalence in coursework at another institution Complete the PhD comprehensive requirement in International Economics as one of their three comprehensive exams This is actually a series of three advanced economics courses and not an exam Courses must be approved by the International Economics Department Please contact Prof Cristino Arroyo for more information carroyo1 jhu edu Comprehensive Exams All students must select three examination areas from among the following American Foreign Policy Comparative Politics International Development International Economics International Political Economy Comparative Political Economy International Relations Regional Studies Comp from other division of Hopkins if approved Back to the top Please note that International Economics is not an exam See above for more information Language Requirement PhD students must demonstrate competence in a primary and secondary foreign language or in a primary foreign language and quantitative methods of analysis Primary Foreign Language Tested in reading writing listening and speaking Secondary Foreign Language Tested in reading only Quantitative Methods of Analysis Passing courses in Econometrics and Applied Econometrics Prospectus Requirements Each candidate will prepare a written prospectus of his or her dissertation and present the prospectus in a defense that is open to members of the JHU faculty and students no later than six months after passing the last comprehensive exam Dissertation Requirements At SAIS the dissertation must be an original and analytical treatment of a subject of conceptual importance To conduct the research for write and defend the dissertation a candidate will have a period of five years from the defense of the prospectus It is understood that in fields with exceptionally difficult languages the process may take longer Annual Progress Reports Each year every doctoral student must submit a written progress report to the Ph D Committee using the Annual Ph D Candidate Evaluation form Before submitting the report a student should meet with his or her advisor and obtain the advisor s written comments and approval The deadline for submission is usually the end of March The Ph D Committee reviews the progress of all Ph D candidates at the May meeting Depending on a student s stage in the doctoral program the review includes the student s course grades performance on comprehensive examinations preparatory work for the dissertation and draft dissertation chapters This review becomes the basis for the Ph D Committee s decisions about awards of financial aid and maintaining good academic standing for the coming academic year Questions Need more information Contact Manager of Graduate Services Office of Academic Affairs 202 663 5823 saisphdprogram jhu edu Back to the top Faculty All SAIS Ph D students have a faculty advisor who is usually the director of the program to which a student is admitted The advisor is also known as the first reader of the dissertation In consultation with the advisor the student will eventually assemble a full five person dissertation committee of which at least one must be external to Johns Hopkins University The goal is to identify faculty members who have expertise in areas related to the student s research and who can provide useful guidance to the student throughout the planning and preparation of the dissertation The committee should include members who are familiar with the subject matter and any mathematical or other specialized analytical methods to be used in the dissertation The faculty advisor has primary responsibility for coordinating the candidate s research agenda The second reader is the other senior member of the dissertation committee who monitors the student s research throughout the dissertation project Both the faculty advisor and the second reader are to be substantively involved in the student s preparation of the prospectus and the dissertation While the student will work actively with the first and second readers to prepare a dissertation prospectus the student should also consult with the three provisional committee members throughout his her doctoral research Prospective and current Ph D students are encouraged to use the Faculty Directory to identify individuals to approach about involvement in their research and dissertation Be sure to view the SAIS Guide

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  • Certificates
    making them convenient for working professionals Tuition for Summer Courses is also lower than fall and spring tuition Certificate in International Studies The certificate offers a broad overview of international relations and allows for a concentration in a series of related courses for those students wishing to specialize It also offers general training for those wishing to achieve a wider appreciation for international politics The certificate is offered to non degree students who successfully complete a series of four courses taken from any of the non language academic programs Required course Theories of International Relations Certificate in International Development The certificate incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries It offers an opportunity to conceptualize development problems through social political economic and environmental aspects of development This certificate is offered to non degree students who successfully complete a series of four courses within the International Development curriculum Required courses Comparative National Systems and Introduction to Economic Development General Certificate Information Once non degree students have been accepted to SAIS Non Degree Programs through the standard application process 2 they can request to work toward a certificate Certificate candidates must schedule an appointment to meet with an adviser by calling 202 663 5716 and submit the Certificate Plan of Action Form 3 Students are not considered officially enrolled in pursuit of a certificate until they have met with an adviser and submitted the Certificate Plan of Action Form SAIS degree program students and alumni are not eligible to pursue either certificate Accepted incoming SAIS degree students will not receive a certificate if the required course work was completed after they were accepted as a degree candidate Audited courses may not be applied toward a certificate In addition the courses Macroeconomics and Microeconomics do not count toward either certificate Courses

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  • ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Template
    were the former students employed How were completers tracked Name of the accrediting agency this placement rate is calculated for Who is included in the calculation of this rate What types of jobs were these students placed in When were the former students employed How were completers tracked Click on the links below for more information on jobs related to this program Program name Program Level Program Length How much will this program cost me Tuition and fees Books and supplies On campus room board What other costs are there for this program For further program cost information click here The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program assuming normal time to completion Note that this information is subject to change What financing options are available to help me pay for this program Financing for this program may be available through grants scholarships loans federal and private and institutional financing plans The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below Federal loans Private education loans Institutional financing plan Less than 10 graduates received loans Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients The school has elected to provide the following additional information XX of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program How long will it take me to complete this program The program is designed to take XX months to complete Of those that completed the program in 2012 2013 XX finished in XX months Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012 13 The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012 2013

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  • Online Principles of Economics
    TOEFL score of 100 IBT if English is a second language Online Principles of Economics is a non credit course and will not appear on a SAIS transcript In place of a transcript students will receive a letter of completion on Academic Affairs letterhead verifying their enrollment and final grade in the course Any grade below a B is considered a failing grade Academic and Financial Policies non degree students only The 500 deposit will be due within 2 weeks of student s acceptance into the program and the remaining 1 000 course tuition is due by 1 31 16 Please note that the 500 deposit is non refundable and will be credited towards tuition and that no tuition will be refunded after 1 31 16 The last day to withdraw from the course without a failing grade is 2 21 16 No tuition will be refunded and a grade of W will be recorded for the course This course will be conducted in the same manner as a credit based course and students are expected to participate fully Missed assignments and a lack of participation may result in a failing grade and the inability to retake the course Please contact the Office of Academic Affairs by e mail sais nondegree jhu edu 2 or phone 202 663 5671 with any other questions Information is subject to change without prior notice Additional Resources Download Syllabus 1 Online Principles of Economics Course Structure The purpose of Online Principles of Economics is to teach basic essential economic concepts and expose students to the analytical tools debates and applications of economics The course contains two parts Part 1 Microeconomics contains five modules Modules 1 to 5 Part 2 Macroeconomics also contains five modules Modules 6 to 10 Each module contains lectures a discussion question and two quizzes one for practice and one that will be graded Introduction to Online Study Perhaps the biggest difference between an online course and a traditional course is the absence of an oral lecture which is replaced in the web based format by lecture notes voice over PowerPoint presentations and online discussion boards The student s interaction with the instructor is also different In a traditional class a student can raise his or her hand to ask a question That dynamic is replicated in the online format via office hours hosted in a real time chat room through email exchanges or posting on the discussion boards While an online course is structured differently than a traditional face to face course the format affords additional opportunities for active learning For instance the exercise of composing well written answers to weekly discussion board questions can foster deeper analysis than in class discussion An online course also lends itself to frequent formative testing so that the student receives more feedback regarding his or her progress throughout the course And because the online system will grade the practice quizzes automatically the feedback will be immediate In the case of the graded quizzes

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  • Online Principles of Economics | SAIS
    or unofficial transcripts must be officially translated if not in English Short personal statement describing your background motivation and goals for taking the course approximately one page Current CV or resume TOEFL score of 100 IBT if English is a second language Online Principles of Economics is a non credit course and will not appear on a SAIS transcript In place of a transcript students will receive a letter of completion on Academic Affairs letterhead verifying their enrollment and final grade in the course Any grade below a B is considered a failing grade Academic and Financial Policies non degree students only The 500 deposit will be due within 2 weeks of student s acceptance into the program and the remaining 1 000 course tuition is due by 1 31 16 Please note that the 500 deposit is non refundable and will be credited towards tuition and that no tuition will be refunded after 1 31 16 The last day to withdraw from the course without a failing grade is 2 21 16 No tuition will be refunded and a grade of W will be recorded for the course This course will be conducted in the same manner as a credit based course and students are expected to participate fully Missed assignments and a lack of participation may result in a failing grade and the inability to retake the course Please contact the Office of Academic Affairs by e mail sais nondegree jhu edu or phone 202 663 5671 with any other questions Information is subject to change without prior notice Additional Resources Download Syllabus Online Principles of Economics Course Structure The purpose of Online Principles of Economics is to teach basic essential economic concepts and expose students to the analytical tools debates and applications of economics The course contains two parts Part 1 Microeconomics contains five modules Modules 1 to 5 Part 2 Macroeconomics also contains five modules Modules 6 to 10 Each module contains lectures a discussion question and two quizzes one for practice and one that will be graded Introduction to Online Study Perhaps the biggest difference between an online course and a traditional course is the absence of an oral lecture which is replaced in the web based format by lecture notes voice over PowerPoint presentations and online discussion boards The student s interaction with the instructor is also different In a traditional class a student can raise his or her hand to ask a question That dynamic is replicated in the online format via office hours hosted in a real time chat room through email exchanges or posting on the discussion boards While an online course is structured differently than a traditional face to face course the format affords additional opportunities for active learning For instance the exercise of composing well written answers to weekly discussion board questions can foster deeper analysis than in class discussion An online course also lends itself to frequent formative testing so that the student receives more feedback regarding his

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