Global Studies, M.A.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 36

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M497

Required Courses

Required Courses
IAS 5003U.S. Foreign Relations3
IAS 5503Theory and Practice of International Politics3
IAS 5703International Studies Colloquium3
IAS 5713Policy Analysis and Writing3
Global Economics
Choose 3 hours from a list of Global Economics courses provided by the department3
Area Studies
Choose 6 hours from a list of Area Studies courses provided by the department6
Law and Institution
Choose 3 hours from a list of Law and Institutions courses provided by the department3
Global Security
Choose 3 hours from a list of Global Security courses provided by the department3
Choose 6 hours as approved by the graduate liaison 16
Cumulating Exercise/Thesis
IAS 5980Research for Master's Thesis3
or IAS 5723 Global Policy Workshop
Total Credit Hours36

No more than 3 hours may be IAS 5990. Electives may be chosen from the following topics and disciplines, subject to approval by the Graduate Liaison: Economics (Global/Regional), World/Regional History, Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Policy Studies, World and Human Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Law (International and Comparative), Foreign languages.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.