»Master of Arts in International Studies

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.

Full requirements for the Master of Arts in International Studies Degree

Admission to the Program and Prerequisites

Admissions Brochure

  • Deadlines: February 1, 2015 – Priority deadline to be considered for fellowships and scholarships.
    June 1, 2015 – Regular admission. Consideration for fellowships and scholarships on a space and funds available basis.

    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 (either to be completed through the online application or emailed to Allison Tritch)

If you would like to set up a visit to Chapman University to meet the director of the M.A. International Studies Program or sit in on a class, please contact Allison Tritch at tritch@chapman.edu.

Financing Your Education

MAIS Student

Chapman is an exceptional education value. Explore Chapman's generous fellowships, scholarship and loan programs to help you get started today. Please contact a financial aid advisor regarding the financial aid opportunities available to you.

Fellowships are available through the Master of Arts in International Studies Program on a need and merit basis.

Chapman University is pleased to announce new fellowship funding for the M.A. International Studies program.  Beginning with Fall 2015, the program will offer four qualified applicants a half-tuition scholarship.  The value of this scholarship is approximately $25,000 over the course of the two year program. To apply, please complete the MAIS Fellowship Award Application (either through the online application or emailed to Allison Tritch).

Financial Aid Office: 714.997.6741,
gradfinaid@chapman.edu,
Financial Aid Website


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