Johns Hopkins SAIS and Max Bell School's cooperative degree program

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About the program

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy have partnered in a cooperative degree program. This two-year program will enable students to earn a Master of Arts in International Affairs at SAIS Europe, the School’s European campus located in Bologna, Italy, and a Master of Public Policy from McGill University, Montreal. Students in this two-year program spend one year at each campus and can begin their studies in either Bologna or Montreal.

The SAIS Europe-Max Bell School partnership is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a multidisciplinary, tool-based graduate education in international affairs. Max Bell School MPP students will benefit from SAIS Europe’s focus on economics and international relations while studying in Bologna, Italy – an accessible gateway to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with all its accompanying social and political vitality.

SAIS Europe’s students will have the opportunity to experience the Max Bell School’s integrated approach to public policy, with policy case studies, complexity seminars, and the School's flagship Policy Lab, while enjoying Montreal – one of the top student destinations in the world with its eclectic blend of North American and European culture.

Read more about this partnership here. You can also watch our info session for more information.

Please contact dcoleman [at] (Daniela Coleman) for more information about how to apply at dcoleman [at]

Watch the SAIS and Max Bell School 2021 Information Session


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