Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Studies
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Studies requires 33 credits, of which at least 27 (unless fewer are specifically approved by the GPIS director) must be at the 600 level or above. The required course work for all M.A. students includes four required core courses, but does not include any courses needed to demonstrate foreign language competency.
M.A. students must enroll in appropriate 600- or 700-level classes.
The M.A. in International Studies is a highly customizable degree. Students may choose from one of several concentrations to focus their studies.
M.A. candidates writing theses will incorporate six credits of directed research on the thesis into their 33-credit program.
Students pursuing a non-thesis track will take a four-and-a-half-hour comprehensive examination after the completion of their course work.
Admission into the GPIS program is competetive. Please refer to the GPIS admission standards and requirements page for complete details.
The Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS) also offers a Ph.D. in International Studies.
M.A. Comprehensive Examination Guide
MA Advising Form