Admission to Program

To receive serious consideration, applicants will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with relevant coursework and a grade point average of at least 3.3 (out of 4.0) in the last 60 units of undergraduate study. Students below the 3.3 GPA threshold may still receive consideration if the other elements of their application portfolio are strong.

Applicants who have taken appropriate undergraduate courses in international relations could be admitted without conditions. Applicants without an appropriate background in international relations may be admitted conditionally and must meet conditions before taking graduate level courses.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

The University has a requirement for written English proficiency that is to be assessed at two different points in a student's program.

Level One

Completion of I R 720 with a grade of B or better.

Level Two

Completion of I R 898 or I R 892 with a grade of CR (credit).

Advancement to Candidacy

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor on a regular basis. During the second semester or after having completed 9 units, students should prepare in consultation with the graduate coordinator an Advancement to Candidacy (ATC). At this time, all general requirements for advancement to candidacy and all conditions imposed at the time of admission to the program must have been met.


Students in the graduate program must maintain a 3.0-grade point average. A grade lower than B in I R 720 is sufficient to disqualify a student from the program.

Program taught in:
  • English

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