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Pennsylvania State University

School of International Affairs

The Penn State School of International Affairs is your passport to a great global career, offering a comprehensive and flexible education that combines an intimate, small classroom setting with the breadth of world-class learning opportunities available at Penn State’s University Park campus.

Boasting a record of close to 95% of our graduates finding career success within a year of graduation, the School of International Affairs prepares students to become leaders on the global issues that exist at the intersection of policy, commerce, law, technology, and security. With nine optional concentrations of study, the ability to create your own concentration, extensive and direct access to a faculty of accomplished scholars and experienced diplomats, and one of the world’s most powerful alumni networks of over 645,000 Penn Staters, the Penn State School of International Affairs will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to help create a more prosperous, stable, and peaceful tomorrow.

Degree Programs

  • Master of International Affairs
  • Master of International Affairs – Juris Doctorate
  • International Affairs Certificate
  • International Development Policy Certificate
  • International Security Studies Certificate

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The Penn State School of International Affairs and the Smeal College of Business seek a candidate for an open rank (Assistant/Associate/Full) tenure track/tenured joint position to research and teach in the area of International Business.

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Penn State School of International Affairs professor Sophia McClennen went viral earlier this month, racking up millions of views in what is now Vox’s most successful video ever.

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As the first students to participate in the Penn State School of International Affairs’ new education abroad programs, Amani Alkhiami, Karen Coker, Patrick Kenani, and Tiffany Louk all visited different countries and had different experiences—but they all agree on one thing: studying abroad was the right choice for their education and their future careers.

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NIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of International Affairs is the latest member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), joining an international network of schools recognized for their commitment to educational excellence in the field of international affairs.

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“We have the same colors in our flag and we have been neighbors for all these years; you cannot change that,” First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy Miguel Fraga said. “We have shared much history together.”

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Penn State School of International Affairs professor Johannes Fedderke recently completed an evaluation of the World Bank’s work in South Africa to help the international financial institution better address economic disparity in the African nation.

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Hari M. Osofsky, a leading scholar of and contributor to public policy work on energy transition and climate change has been named the new dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs (SIA) at University Park beginning July 1, pending approval of the Board of Trustees.

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