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. (March 2020)
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) is a non-profit educational organization of graduate schools of international affairs, with 38 members around the world.
Starting as a network of American graduate schools in the mid-1970s, APSIA was incorporated in 1989 and grew into an international association, with over 60 schools. Member schools meet on a regular basis to discuss educational issues and encourage contact among their students, faculties, and graduates.
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs comprises 34 member schools and 36 affiliate member programs in Asia, Europe, and North America. Full members of APSIA have undergone a rigorous review process and meet the following qualifications required for full APSIA membership:
- an educational program of high academic quality;
- a substantial and demonstrated commitment to the study of international affairs;
- a commitment to graduate professional training;
- at least one master's degree program requiring two years of academic coursework to complete;
- at least three classes graduated from its two-year master's degree program; and
- significant autonomy within a major university, e.g., as one would expect to find with a law school or graduate business school.
Affiliate members of APSIA have undergone a similar review process and meet some but not all of the full membership requirements.
The member schools of the APSIA are the primary sources of education for international affairs professionals in their respective countries. These schools provide multidisciplinary, policy-oriented, intercultural studies.
Education at an APSIA school prepares students for work in public service, private enterprise and nonprofit organizations worldwide. Graduates of APSIA schools hold positions in:
- federal, state and local governments
- international organizations
- multinational corporations
- international banking and financial institutions
- media organizations
- consulting firms
- professional associations
- colleges and universities
- policy research centers
- cultural and educational exchange programs
- development assistance programs foundations
All APSIA schools offer two-year master's degree programs, covering international relations, public policy, and the world's countries and cultures. Students gain skills in economics, policy analysis, management, communications, and foreign languages.
Many APSIA schools offer joint and dual-degree programs that combine the study of international affairs with such fields as law, business, public policy, environmental studies, social work and public health.
Most students at the APSIA schools have studied, worked or traveled overseas. Half are women, and 30 percent are nationals of countries other than the school's.
Through their research, writing, teaching and media commentaries, APSIA faculty members contribute to international affairs scholarship.
- Special Programs
Midcareer and non-degree programs are open to diplomats, government officials, journalists and other professionals interested in further academic training. APSIA schools sponsor a variety of conferences and seminars on foreign policy issues.
- Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations
The Fellowship provides graduate students at APSIA member schools the opportunity to spend a summer working on foreign affairs issues at a U.S. federal government agency or department. Established in 1977 in memory of Harold Wallace Rosenthal, a US Congressional staffer and victim of international terrorism while on official duty, the Program had hosted 155 Fellows as of 2011 . The European Union Visitors Program (EVP) has selected a minimum of one Rosenthal Fellow every year as an "EVP" Fellow since the inception of the program.
Fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service, education, interest in international relations, and experience.
Run in association with APSIA, the Rosenthal Fellowship receives support from a number of individual donors as well as the Rotary Foundation. It formerly received support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Fellows are current graduate students in international affairs of any nationality nominated by their schools.
- Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders
The Japan Travel Program allows US graduate students interested in Japan, the U.S.-Japan relationship, and public service to spend ten days in Japan. Program Fellows meet with experts and leaders from the business, government, non-profit, and policy sectors. Participants also engage in self-organized research activities in such areas as international economics, foreign policy, public diplomacy, national security, and environmental sustainability. They make excursions to historical and cultural Japanese sites.
The Fellows are graduate students from U.S.-based APSIA member schools who have been chosen through a highly competitive selection process. Students are nominated by their school (up to two nominations per school), with the final selection carried out by the Center for Global Partnership (CGP) in conjunction with APSIA.
APSIA serves as both a resource for employers who are looking to post job opportunities for students with an international affairs background and for students who are looking for career opportunities.
Through APSIA and its member schools, employers can:
- Submit a job or internship posting
- Share vacancies via social media
- Reach students and alumni through member career offices
- Offer a webinar on hiring
- Recruit in person at a career fair or recruiting day
- School of International Service, American University
- Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
- School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
- Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University
- Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
- Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
- Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva (IHEID)
- John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- Sciences Po Paris (formally known as Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris)
- Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
- Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University
- Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
- Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
- Penn State School of International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University
- School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
- Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University
- Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
- School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University
- Stockholm School of Economics
- Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
- The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
- The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
- School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego
- Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
- School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
- Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
- Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
- University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
- School of International Relations, University of Southern California
- Master International Affairs and Governance, University of St. Gallen
- Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
- Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
- Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
- Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
- Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University
- Hertie School of Governance
Affiliate member schools
- School of Public and International Affairs, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
- Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
- Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
- The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
- International Studies Program, DePaul University
- Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Vienna School of International Studies
- School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University
- Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development, Fordham University
- International Commerce and Policy Program, George Mason University
- Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University
- Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), interuniversity
- Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan
- The Graduate School of International Relations, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
- S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
- Master of International Relations, Monash University
- College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University
- School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University
- School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
- School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
- Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Externado de Colombia
- Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies, University of Economics, Prague
- International Organizations MBA, University of Geneva
- School of Finance, Government, and International Relations, Universidad Externado de Columbia
- Master of Arts in International Administration, University of Miami
- Department of International Studies, University of Oregon
- Graduate School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University
- Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University