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International Commerce and Policy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Valparaiso, IN, United States
The International Commerce and Policy program at Valparaiso University provides training in the political, legal, cultural and social aspects of global commerce, business and economics.
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The International Commerce and Policy program at Valparaiso University is designed especially for international and U.S. students wanting to develop proficiency and understanding in areas related to international relations, politics, business, law and policy. 


The program is responsive to the needs and interests of international students, and approximately half of the students enrolled in the ICP program are from abroad (current and former international students come from: Belize, Brazil, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Nigeria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates). 

Attractive features include:

  • Exposure to key elements of international commerce, policy, administration, and law,
  • Business English component for non-native English-speaking students,
  • Wide range of course options that can be tailored to meet individual interests,
  • Access to the resource of the INTERLINK English language center.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International Economics
  • International Commerce & Policy: Case Studies 
  • International Political Economy
  • International Competitiveness, Politics, and Policies 
  • Law and Legal Principles 
  • Professional and Career Development 
  • Seminar in Global Strategies 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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).

General Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university
    • Valpo’s graduate application
    • Official transcripts from all university courses you’ve taken
    • Two recommendation letters from professors or employers
    • A statement of purpose that describes why you are applying to Valpo, your interest in the degree program, and how it affects your personal and professional development
    • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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