Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) Guarantee

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) is currently ranked #16 among top U.S. master’s programs for international relations, according to Foreign Policy, and is #34 among U.S. News & World Report’s best schools for public affairs.

How to apply:

  • Apply to the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Be in top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1360 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 29 ACT Composite score.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average while satisfying the minimum course work requirements for Arts and Sciences.
  • Achieve minimum scores of 154 each on the verbal and quantitative sections, and a score of 4.0 or above on the analytical writing section, of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to public service through internships, volunteer, and/or work experience in the fields of public and international affairs.
  • Apply to the Master of Public Administration, Master of Public & International Affairs, or Master of International Development programs. The offer of guaranteed admission remains in effect for three years after graduation from Arts & Sciences with a bachelor’s degree.
  • More information about GSPIA.