Created In 1989, The Association Of Professional Schools Of International Affairs (apsia) Is Dedicated To The Improvement Of

Graduate Education In International Affairs

We seek thereby to advance international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security through the people and ideas shaped by our schools.

APSIA brings together the leading graduate schools around the world which specialize in international affairs. We strengthen our members and affiliates by gathering information and sharing ideas. We connect prospective students and employers to our member schools, so that they can capitalize on the skills an APSIA education provides. We collaborate with other higher education institutions and the professional international affairs community in order to address common problems.

APSIA helps students, schools, organizations, and partners transform themselves into more effective agents of positive change.

Learn more about joining APSIA.

Diversity & Inclusion

APSIA has always been dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and, thereby, the advancement of global prosperity, peace, and security.

People from all parts of the world, points of view, religions, races, and backgrounds contribute to the education APSIA schools provide. Across our members, an average of 40% of current students are not nationals of the country in which they are studying; more than 55% of our current students are women.

We are proud that APSIA has grown to include members in 10 countries and a community of tens of thousands of students, faculty, alumni, and staff from nearly every country in the world.

We know that our students must encounter different and divergent perspectives in order to be adequately prepared for the interconnected, complex world in which they live and operate.

We owe our students an environment of diversity and inclusion. We work to make that rich environment a reality.

To advance these goals, APSIA

  • Created a Graduate Fellowship in Diversity and Inclusion to increase staff support for these issues
  • Launched its Diversity Forum series to engage students, young professionals, and key multipliers
  • Improved its internal data collection and analysis on diversity questions
  • Includes questions of diversity and inclusion in its annual meetings of members and affiliates
  • Reviews its marketing and communications to ensure that a diverse range of stories are told and the visibility of diverse professionals in the field is elevated
  • Extended its outreach to diverse students earlier in the pipeline
    and many other internal and external efforts.
  • Offered a statement on the 2017 US Executive Order on visa issuance to Muslim nations.