If you are a qualified international studies major, you can begin taking graduate-level courses under the supervision of an advisor during your senior year. All remaining graduate-level courses that are required for the master’s will be completed the following year.

This joint degree is a great opportunity to accelerate your career, giving you the chance to enter the workforce with the competitive edge of a graduate degree while only adding one year to the typical undergraduate experience.

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You are required to choose at least one area of specialization and successfully complete at least three upper-division INTS courses (12 credit hours) within that area.

Specialization areas include:

  • Global Political Economy & International Politics
  • International Development & Health
  • International Organizations, Security & Human Rights
  • Sustainability
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Program Features

This program combines all requirements from the International Studies bachelor's and master's, including proficiency in a foreign language. You will also study abroad as part of your learning experience.

See all program features below. 

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Application Requirements

Informal Application Due Sophomore Year

You're required to submit a non-binding, informal application and a letter of intent to the associate director of the BA program to be considered for BA/MA candidacy.

Formal Application Due Junior Year

All official application materials must be received no later than February 1st of your junior year. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Dual degree applicants are subject to the standard application fee.

Featured Faculty


Martin J. Rhodes


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Ilene J. Grabel

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Application Information

Learn about completing degree requirements for both the BA and the MA in International Studies.