The Master of Arts in International Studies (INT) is a rigorous, thesis-driven program, grounded in theory, that uniquely focuses on themes of power, inequality, and political critique.
social justice. We're
building a community of scholars and researchers who demonstrate a commitment
to questioning power and inequality at an international level and strategizing
for social change in a way that bridges theory and practice.
Thesis-driven. Our program has been structured
to provide students with the best possible preparation for thesis research
during the second year of study, an opportunity becoming increasingly rare in
curriculum. While our program has full-time faculty dedicated to international studies, we also draw on faculty members from other departments (political science, history, geography, sociology, etc.) to provide students with a rich, varied and robust curriculum.
Career opportunities. Students graduate equipped with the writing, research, and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in a wide range of career paths. Many students pursue PhDs while others work in nonprofits, international NGOs, and a range of diplomatic entities.
academically rigorous, two-year program requires the completion of 48 credit
hours, including two foundation courses, four core courses, three electives,
three research courses, and a 50-80 page thesis.
The program is
- Entry- and mid-level
professionals pursuing careers in nonprofits, NGOs and international diplomatic
- Students looking to
acquire the research and writing skills necessary for doctoral study.
The MA in International Studies may also
be expanded to include a graduate certificate. The combined MA/certificate
program requires either the completion of additional coursework or careful
selection of elective courses to fulfill all requirements. A certificate is
If you're interested
in a certificate, a separate application process is required. Contact the
program office for additional information.
- Global Health Certificate
- Social Research Certificate
- Community Development
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate
- Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate
- Social and Cultural Foundations in Education Certificate
offers a joint JD/MA-International Studies for students already enrolled in the
College of Law. Contact the College of Law Admission Office for more