The curriculum is supplemented by internships, faculty-led research projects, and frequent opportunities to interact with policymakers and practitioners.
All courses are taught in English.
What will my schedule look like?
The School's academic calendar is broken into five two-month “mini-terms,” beginning in September and running through early July. Each mini-term comprises seven weeks of instruction and one week for review and exams. A normal course load is four courses per mini-term. Most courses meet twice per week, not including recitation sessions.
Students study at ISET full-time and typically do not hold outside jobs during the academic year. Courses normally meet during the day. At least a few times a week, lectures start at 9:30am and run through 4:45pm.
The Program includes three breaks: New Year's break (three weeks); Spring break (one week); Summer break (July-August).
Students earn three European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits for each course consisting of 21 hours of instruction. 120 credits are required to complete the MA. The ECTS credit system facilitates recognition of the degree internationally. Additional coursework in Academic Writing/English and Professional Skills is also required.
ISET uses the U.S. grading system (A-B-C-D-F).