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Comparative and Regional Studies | SIS



Marianne Menius
Program Coordinator
SIS 335B


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Welcome to the Comparative and Regional Studies Program

Are you passionate about a region of the world? Interested in pursuing a policy career? Join the Comparative and Regional Studies program at the School of International Service- ranked 8th for Top Master's Programs by Foreign Policy magazine. 

Comparative and Regional Studies allows students to explore an extraordinarily diverse set of issues in international affairs by combining comparative analysis and regional expertise with rigorous methodological training. We train future global leaders who possess cross-cultural sensitivity, professional expertise and strong analytical skills. Our program provides a distinctive form of scholarly and practical education that gives students the ability to apply advanced theoretical tools to a world region of which they have a deep, substantive knowledge.

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