International Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    27000 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    9036 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WY,
The Global & Area Studies Masters Program is a highly interdisciplinary program that allows you to create a program that fits your interests.

About

It is a small program with highly experienced faculty who are more than excited to work with you. Students in our program go on to do work with government organizations, global environmental stewardship organizations, the Peace Corps, and nongovernmental organizations as well as move into PhD programs elsewhere. In short, should you chose to enter this program you will leave with a vast amount of knowledge and the ability to work in a wide variety of organizations.
As a Masters student, you are required to go abroad for research. If you are a domestic student this means going to a different country; if you are an international student you will do research in the United States or another country that is not your home country. The University of Wyoming has the most funding of any public university in the United States for students to study abroad, which means it is significantly cheaper to fund field research for your thesis.

Accreditation

The University of Wyoming has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission continuously since 1923. Following the completion of its self-study, the University hosted its last Higher Learning Commission site review team and received continued accreditation in 2009-2010. The Universitys next scheduled comprehensive review from the Higher Learning Commission will be in 2019-2020.

Programme Structure

Courses
  • Introduction to Non-profit Sector (fall semester); Non-profit Management and Leadership (spring semester).
  • Survey of Public Administration
  • Principles and Processes of Public Budgeting
  • Ethics in Government
  • Public Policy Perspectives
  • Professional Managerial Skills
  • Advanced Farm and Ranch Management
  • Alternative Agriculture (offered in the Spring)
  • Community Economic Development Electives
  • Agriculture and Economic Development
  • Water Resource Economics
  • Agricultural Market Analysis
  • Community Economic Analysis
  • Graduate Proseminar in International Studies & INST 5400 International Social Science Research Methods;
  • Approaches to Environmental and Natural Resource Problem-Solving;
  • Environment and Natural Resources Assessment Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    540

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Application materials need to be uploaded during the online application process and must include:

1. A statement of purpose describing the applicant's objectives in seeking the degree, not to exceed two pages. The statement should clearly state the student's language skills and background in internationally-focused study, as well as proposed area or areas of study (thematic or geographic) at UW. Please discuss how this program in particular fits with those areas and with your career goals. Please identify your interest in the traditional MA, the MA with the ENR joint-degree, or the MIPC.

2. Official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts.

3. Official GRE scores.

4. Three letters of recommendation.

5. Other materials such as Graduate Assistant Application,a curriculum vitae and writing samples can also be uploaded, if desired.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4518 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition fee per 9 credits, per semester

Funding

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to provide students with the timely delivery of financial assistance while maintaining accountability and proper stewardship of the public, institutional, and private funds with which it is entrusted. We are committed to providing courteous service to support the academic mission and goals of the University and its students.The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved in attending the University of Wyoming by:
  • Processing financial aid forms (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study employment
  • Advising students regarding financial aid and money management
  • Processing awarded scholarships (Hathaway, UW and outside scholarships)
  • Assist students and families with financial aid questions
  • Coordinate Veterans benefits and certification

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.