BA/MA Program With Sciences Po Paris
The five-year BA/MA program with the renowned French political science institute Sciences Po Paris provides a select group of undergraduate students a unique opportunity to pursue an accelerated dual-degree program between JHU and Sciences Po that will ultimately result in a master’s degree from one of the four schools of Sciences Po.
One of Europe’s most prestigious universities, Sciences Po has a strong international focus, allowing students to develop a cross-cultural and transatlantic perspective, while simultaneously offering unique access to the field of international affairs via the school’s extensive global network of international leaders, governments, NGOs, and corporations. A member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), Sciences Po prepares its graduates for careers ranging from international business to law to government while its research master’s program caters to students interested in academic or research-oriented careers.
The Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), which houses the majority of Sciences Po’s internationally oriented master’s programs, is a bilingual institution, and students may choose to pursue either an English or French track of study. Students may also elect to pursue a master’s degree at the School of Journalism, School of Communication, or School of Law. Students interested in an academic career may also choose to pursue a research master’s with the doctoral program at Sciences Po. Students who are not proficient in French will also pursue French language training during their course of study at Sciences Po.
Students apply to the BA/MA program during the second semester of their sophomore year. Selected students spend their junior year at Hopkins, choosing their courses so as to ideally complete their major requirements before beginning their studies at Sciences Po. During their senior year, students remain enrolled at Hopkins but study as Sciences Po master’s students. During their second year at Sciences Po, students are no longer enrolled at Hopkins but continue working towards their master’s degree at Sciences Po.
The Sciences Po program includes a one-semester full-time internship of the students’ choosing, in place of academic coursework, at a French or international organization or business.
The BA/MA program with Sciences Po is open to international studies and political science majors who have:
- Strong academic records
- A demonstrated interest in public or international affairs
- A high level of maturity
Proficiency in French is not required. Additional study abroad is not permitted for students who enroll in the Sciences Po BA/MA program (with the exception of summer or intersession programs).
Students apply to the BA/MA program with Sciences Po during the second semester of their sophomore year using the Sciences Po Online Application Form.
Unless otherwise noted, all materials should be sent to ICP@jhu.edu prior to the application deadline. A complete application consists of:
- The online application form (see above), which includes a statement of interest indicating motivations for wishing to pursue the BA/MA program at Sciences Po.
- An official transcript, sent electronically to ICP@jhu.edu using Hopkins’ SCRIP-SAFE system.
- An updated resume.
- One letter of recommendation from a member of the Hopkins’ community (professor, TA, language lecturer, etc.)
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015. Click here to access the online application form. Late applications will not be accepted.
Interviews for selected applicants will take place one to two weeks after the application deadline (date TBD). Notifications of preliminary acceptance will be sent shortly thereafter. Selected students will complete a supplementary application to Sciences Po during their junior year that is subject to final approval.