MA in International Studies

Chapman University

Program Description

MA in International Studies

Chapman University

In today’s global environment, expertise in international affairs is essential to understanding the contemporary world. The Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary course of study designed to train students seeking global careers with the U.S. Foreign Service, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN), or businesses.

Course Study:

This is a cohort degree program. Students must complete 42 credits of academic work, demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to having completed two courses in the language at the 300 level, complete a 240 hour international internship, and successfully complete a master's thesis.

Internships:

All students complete an international internship between their first and second years of study. These internships immerse students in culture and real-world work overseas, providing them with language and professional skills in the field to which they aspire. For example, past students who hoped to pursue a career in the NGO arena participated in international internships with Global Vision International, the Foundation for Sustainable Development and others.

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following:

  • Application to the Master of Arts in International Studies program
  • Official degree-granting transcripts from all undergraduate and postgraduate degree granting institutions attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Suggested minimum scores are Verbal: 154; Quantitative:147; Analytical Writing: 4.0.
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic source, which describes your professional and academic abilities
  • A 1,000-word essay addressing your background and interest in the field of international studies
  • Resume
  • MAIS Fellowship Award Application
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 10, 2016
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USA Orange, California
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