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University of Washington

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

The Jackson School is unique: it combines the social sciences, humanities, and professional fields to forge interdisciplinary approaches to the understanding of our increasingly interconnected globe. And it does so as well by generating expertise in specific regions of the world and/or in comparative and transnational studies.

The Jackson School’s commitment to regional, cross-cultural, and comparative studies extends well beyond its many formal academic programs. The School hosts six federally funded centers devoted to outreach and public education activities for teachers, businesses, and the general community. Each year the School sponsors dozens of conferences, colloquia, and seminars featuring scholars, business, military and diplomats from around the world.

The faculty of the Jackson School is remarkably diverse. They are drawn from departments throughout the College of Arts & Sciences and from other units across the University, such as the School of Public Policy and Governance, the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, the School of Law and Business School. The curricula of our graduate programs also include extensive study of foreign languages.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Arts in International Studies
  • Master of Arts in Applied International Studies
  • Master of Arts in China Studies
  • Master of Arts in Comparative Religion
  • Master of Arts in Japan Studies
  • Master of Arts in Korea Studies
  • Master of Arts in Middle East Studies
  • Master of Arts in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
  • Master of Arts in South Asia Studies
  • Master of Arts in Southeast Asia Studies
  • PhD in International Studies

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Accelerate your career and broaden your worldview with a Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) from the University of Washington. You may choose to complete the MAAIS program in 10 months or two years (part-time).

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Thanks to a Leslianne Shedd Internship Scholarship in International Studies and Public Health, Alexander Kuehl, a second-year M.A. in International Studies student, spent summer 2017 interning at U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), in Washington, D.C. Kuehl is a 2016-2018 West Europe FLAS Fellow as well. In this first-person account, he shares his experience in summer 2017 managing the bureau’s relations with organizations and NGOs working to address the refugee crises globally.

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Thanks to a Jackson-Fosdick Memorial Scholarship, Teofila Cruz-Uribe, in the third and final year of her concurrent master’s degrees in Museology and International Studies at the Jackson School Ellison Center for Russian, Eastern European & Central Asian Studies (REECAS), spent summer 2017 as an intern at the Hermitage Museum’s Youth Education Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. In this first-person account, she shares her experience as the communications focal point on a high-profile human rights conference.

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