Well, the Master of International Policy program aims to prepare students for careers across the foreign policy community. That includes the US government, international organizations, non-profits, and consultancies. The program has two thematically designed tracks. An international security and nonproliferation track, which focuses on strategic trade management and nuclear nonproliferation. And a human security track, which focuses on issues pertaining to the empowerment and the protection of individuals such as energy security, the environment, and public health issues.
There is no specific particular kind of training that a student would need to be a master's student in the Master of International Policy program. So what you would find are students who are coming from programs that focus on public policy and public affairs, but also the humanities.
So one of the very neat experiences of this program is that every spring the program takes the graduate students and some undergraduate students to Washington DC to visit different federal agencies and select consulting groups. And so it's a very good experience to be able to network first of all. And then also be able to see the inner workings of these federal agencies.
There are a variety of instructors that participate in the Master of International Policy program. Scholars from across SPIA to include human rights experts at the International Affairs Department, security experts at the Center for international Trade and Security, and we also have a strong partnership with the College of Engineering, which adds a distinctive interdisciplinary aspect to the program.