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Master of Arts


  • Application Deadline for Fall 2018 (domestic applications)

    January 15, 2018
  • Application Deadline for Fall 2018 (international applications)

    December 15, 2017

The M.A. in International Studies prepares students for careers in the private as well as the public sectors, including international business and both national and global governing institutions or NGOs. It is also open to students interested in academic and research-oriented careers.


The M.A. program is open to students who fulfill the IU Graduate School Admission Requirements, in addition to the following:

  • a minimum of a 3.3 grade point average (GPA) for B.A. course work.
  • language eligibility requirements can be met in the following ways:
    1. The undergraduate record must show completion of at least two years of any single foreign language at the college level.
    2. Equivalent mastery of a foreign language must be demonstrated through a proficiency exam.
    3. If you do not meet these requirements, you will need to undertake further advanced language training to complete the Masters degree.

Degree Requirements

There are 36 credit hours (minimum) of graduate coursework for the M.A. portion of the degree. Please refer to the College of Arts & Sciences Academic Bulletin for more information.

Application Requirements

A fully completed application will include your:

  • Graduate School Application for Admission and Financial Aid
  • Official final transcripts from each college or university you've attended.
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of interest indicating motivations for wishing to pursue the M.A. program (1-2 pages).
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE score
  • TOEFL exam (for international applicants)
  • Evidence of foreign language proficiency (six semesters on transcript or proficiency exam)