The MIP is administered jointly by the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) and the International Affairs Department.  MIP courses are taught by faculty from across SPIA. Additionally, the MIP enjoys a strong partnership with UGA’s College of Engineering.  Many of CITS’ Resident and Non-resident Fellows serve as either guest lecturers or instructors for MIP courses.  CITS Fellows complement SPIA’s faculty instruction by sharing practical knowledge gained through years of real-world experience and specialized expertise.  Furthermore, many CITS Fellows have deep insights into government and industry hiring processes.  Routine, meaningful interaction with both faculty and fellows is a defining feature of the MIP program.  

To read more extensive biographies on the exceptional CITS faculty and fellows, please click here.



The MIP attracts and accepts students, both domestically and internationally, from a strong variety of academic backgrounds, research areas, and career interests. The unique combination of these differences within our student body create a rich environment for discussion and collaboration, both inside and outside of the classroom. 

To learn more about current individual MIP students, click here and filter by selecting “Master of International Policy” on the drop down menu. You can also check out some of the student spotlights featured below.


Lydia McCoy ’22


Duyan Beyan ’22


Sarthak Sarma ’22


Kelly Dobso ’22


Coleman Tappero ’22


Michael Sway ’23


Elizabeth Howell ’23