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Programs

The School of Public & International Affairs offers two degree programs. Both of these incorporate multiple study trips to Washington, DC and other locations for events, conferences, and institutional visits. Our classes frequently incorporate talks and presentations from diplomatic staff, political figures, and prominent professionals working in the capital. Students in both programs are eligible to be placed in an internship through our Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP), which provides semester-long course internships for students with the Fairfax County Government offices, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, and others.

The School of Public & International Affairs offers degrees in the following:

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The Master of Public Administration program offers three (3) concentration areas for students to choose from:

  • Public Management
  • Information Systems
  • Health Care Administration and Public Health

Students in the MPA program will take twelve (12) classes. These include seven (7) core courses, three (3) concentration courses, and two (2) electives. All students in the program take the same seven core courses. Students in the different concentrations take different concentration courses.

Master of Science in International Relations (MIR)

The Master of Science in International Relations offers two (2) concentration areas for students to choose from:

  • International Economic Development
  • International Business

Students in the MIR program will take twelve (12) classes. These include seven (7) core courses, three (3) concentration courses, and two (2) electives. All students in the program take the same seven core courses. Students in the different concentrations take different concentration courses.