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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Year (early app)
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Year (early app)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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GPA Requirement: 3.6 Housing Type: Students must find their own
Language of Instruction: English, French Areas of Study: IS, Politics & History
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: No
Prerequisites: Courses in French require 6 semesters of college-level French or equivalent by end of junior year, Demonstrated interest in public affairs, international affairs, or urban affairs, High level of maturity, Internship or practical experience before end of junior year, Major in International Studies or Political Science Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:

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.

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Hopkins 5 Year BA/MA Paris
Sciences Po

Paris - Sciences Po - Brown

Students apply during their sophomore year and spend their first three years at JHU, followed by two years in Paris. Students complete the Bachelor’s degree upon completion of the first year in Paris and the Master’s degree at the end of the second year in Paris.


Paris, France

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Areas of Study

  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs
  • Urban Affairs
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Students spend 3 years at JHU and their 4th and 5th years in Paris at Sciences Po.
The school year at Sciences Po runs from late August to mid-June.

Unless students have completed 120 credits and all other degree and major requirements after one semester in Paris, students will receive their Hopkins BA diploma in August after their first year in Paris. Students may walk at May graduation, but the BA degree will not be conferred until August.

Application Deadline: February 1 of sophomore yearParis - Musee d'Orsay

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  • 3.6 GPA or above
  • Demonstrated interest in Public Affairs, International Affairs, or Urban Affairs
  • High level of maturity
  • Internship or practical experience before the end of junior year
  • Students interested in pursuing a track in French must have 6 semesters of college-level French or the equivalent before the end of junior year
  • French proficiency strongly recommended for tracks in English
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Courses and Credits

BA/MA students must complete their Hopkins degree and major requirements prior to going abroad. 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 not enrolled at Hopkins anymore but continue working towards their Master's degree at Sciences Po. Master's programs are available in English and French.

Students may choose from Master's programs in 3 different schools at Sciences Po: Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)Paris - Arc de Triomphe

PSIA Master Programs
World-renowned professors, leading regional experts and practitioners have joined PSIA to teach over 300 courses annually in the most salient fields of international affairs. 70% of courses are offered in English to the entire student body. Consequently, all students are fluent in English, and students without prior understanding of French may follow a full course of study in English at PSIA. In-house language training is available in ten additional languages.

PSIA offers a choice of 9 master’s programs and 23 concentrations. Students choose 1 master field and 2 concentrations to create their own curriculum. The richness of course offerings at PSIA and the guarantee of numerous academic trajectories for students is a key attribute to the professional success of graduates. The countless combinations of master and concentration programs ensure a personalized academic trajectory, with the guidance of academic advisors. Instead of an internship, some students may also choose to do fieldwork and a master thesis, subject to prior academic approval.

-Master in International Security
-Master in International Public ManagementParis - Effiel Tower
-Master in International Economic Policy
-Master in Environmental Policy
-Master in International Development
-Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
-Master in International Energy
-Master in Journalism and International Affairs

PSIA Concentrations
The PSIA Concentrations are the full embodiment of the diversity of PSIA course offerings. PSIA offers twenty-three concentration programs, from which students select two concentrations. Given the strong added value of acquiring a regional focus, 85% of PSIA students choose at least one regional concentration.

With 9 master programs and 23 concentrations, PSIA students have 2,800 different possible combinations of master and concentrations for their academic program.

School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs’ mission is to educate a new generation of leaders who want to address humanity’s most pressing challenges and find innovative and concrete solutions with an impact factor on the world for the Common Good.

Students will be trained in a multidisciplinary perspective to bridge the gap between theory and practice, decision and action with the best academics, global leaders, and innovative pedagogy based on case studies and policy labs.

Students can apply to one of 2 different master’s programs with 11 specializations called policy streams covering all dimensions of public affairs, in the European context but with a global vision.
Policy Streams
  • Digital, New Technology and Public Policy (in English)
  • Economics and Public Policy (in English)
  • Europe in the world (offered in PSIA, in English)
    • for Master in European Affairs only
  • Management and Public Affairs (in English)
  • Markets and Regulation (in English)
  • Politics and Public Policy (in English)
  • Social Policy and Social Innovation (in English)
  • Cultural Policy and Management (in English or in French)
  • Energy, Resources and Sustainability (in English or in French)
  • Global Health (in French or in English)
  • Security and Defense (in French)
  • Public Administration (in French)

Urban School

Regional and urban policy-making takes place everywhere, in the public and private sectors and at the local and international levels. The Urban School’s programmes prepare students and professionals for urban governance in all its forms. The urban and regional policy-makers who graduate from the School go on to work in the public, private and non-profit sectors, on both a local and international scale.
Paris - Les Invalides
Master’s Degree Options at the Urban School:

The Master of Urban and Regional Policies and Strategy (STU): to study regional and urban governance in France and Europe
The Master of Governing the Large Metropolis (GLM): to train in the governance of very large world cities

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For the first year in Paris, students pay JHU tuition, which will be billed to the Hopkins student account. Students pay housing directly to the housing provider on site. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program.

Students pay Sciences Po tuition directly to Sciences Po for the second year in Paris.

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BA/MA students are responsible for finding their own housing in Paris. Resources are available through Sciences Po at

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More InformationParis - Louvre

International Studies Sciences Po BA/MA

Sciences Po

Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)

School of Public Affairs

Urban School

Application Process

There is a multi-step application process for this program.

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of this page
(2) Select students will be invited for an interview
(3) Students who are conditionally accepted to the program will be asked to complete an application to Sciences Po and may have a follow up interview during their junior year

Application Timeframe
1st 3 semesters at JHU Take courses in International Studies
Take courses in French Language
Make progress toward graduation
February 1 of sophomore year Application Deadline
Early to mid-March of sophomore year Interviews
Late March to Early April of sophomore year Preliminary Acceptances Sent
Before the end of junior year Complete internship or practical experience
Continue taking courses to fulfill graduation requirements
Complete all distribution requirements and major/minor requirements outside of IS, Poli Sci
Continue taking International Studies and French language courses 
Maintain good disciplinary standing
Maintain 3.6 cumulative GPA
January of junior year Complete online follow up application to Sciences Po
March of junior year Final application review and informal interview
April of junior year Final acceptances sent from Sciences Po
Senior year Take Master's courses at Sciences Po
Graduate with BA from JHU in May or August
(Students must have completed a total of 120 credits and all of their JHU major requirements after the fall semester in Paris in order to receive the JHU diploma in May. If not, they will receive the diploma in August but may walk in May)
Fall of 5th year Internship, research or study abroad semester
Spring of 5th year Take Master's courses at Sciences Po
Graduate with MA from Sciences Po upon successful completion of Sciences Po requirements


This program is currently not accepting applications.