The Dual Master Experience

Year One:
The Graduate Institute, Geneva Experience

Immerse yourself in the global development context of International Geneva

The Graduate Institute is located in the United Nations district, surrounded by many of the world’s most influential multilateral institutions and international organisations.

The Master programme allows you to return to formal learning with broad exposure to international affairs and development through an interdisciplinary curriculum. Participants in these masters will also choose one specialised topic for their thesis project, to develop expertise on a selected issue of their choice.

Participants in the Dual Master can choose from among two programmes at the Institute for this first year experience:

During year one, participants will also benefit from the Institute’s public lectures and seminars.  The Graduate Institute hosts about 100 public lectures, panel and roundtables each year, bringing influential leaders to campus.

Year Two:
The Harvard Kennedy School  Experience

Participants advance to Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass., USA, where they join a new cohort of peers entering the 1-year Mid-Career Master of Public Administration.

Credits obtained during this year at Harvard are recognised by the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and will count towards the second year requirements for the Master from the Institute.  At the same time, participants write their dissertation under the remote support and supervision of a Graduate Institute faculty member.