The PSIA fundamentals The PSIA fundamentals enshrine the academic tradition of Sciences Po through fostering precise analysis and an interdisciplinary comprehension of complex processes and major stakeholders. First, they include the two courses of the Sciences Po Common Core Curriculum, which consists of two 24-hour foundational courses. In addition, PSIA students also complete one 24-hour course in quantitative methods and skills, essential to future PSIA graduates from all Master programs. PSIA Master core curriculum Through the vast choice of Master degrees and concentration programs, PSIA offers a comprehensive yet diversiﬁed academic program of the highest international caliber. Students enroll in nine 24-hour courses in their Master. • First semester: a selection of lecture courses that all students must take within the Master • Second and fourth semesters: a large selection of courses in various ﬁelds within the Master, most of them in seminar format PSIA concentrations Students must choose 2 concentrations which they will follow for the duration of their studies at PSIA. • During their ﬁrst semester, students take 2 courses: 1 in each concentration • During their second semester, students take 2 courses: 1 in each concentration • During their last semester, students take 2 courses: 1 in each concentration A concentration in Regional Studies is highly recommended for all students. 85% of them opt for at least one regional concentration. Dual degree students will be asked to choose only one concentration. Language While English is the only language required to follow coursework at PSIA and the common language shared by all students, a third of courses are offered in French. Language instruction is customized to the speciﬁc academic and professional objectives of the student. The Sciences Po Language Department also offers tutoring sessions. Students who have not acquired ﬂuency in French are encouraged to enroll in our intensive French language training program. Additionally, in-house language training is available in 10 languages, complementary to the diverse offering of regional concentration programs at PSIA. Special features Special features consist of optional courses complementary to the standard PSIA curriculum, within the limits of allowed number of credits. PSIA students may enroll in one special feature, or optional course, per semester. Special features include annual projects (Project Collectif and Mapping Controversies) as well as methodological courses or additional language courses. Capstone experience The third semester at PSIA is entirely dedicated to professional development. Three options are offered to our third semester students in order to fulﬁll their professional development requirement: completing a fulltime internship in their area of interest; conducting a supervised Master thesis during the third semester; doing a study abroad semester related to the ﬁeld of their Master’s program. Each year, ﬁrst year students’ intern with more than 300 different organizations and companies across 50 countries.