International Studies

Florida International University

12 months
1002 USD/credit
456 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The MA program in International Studies from Florida International University is designed to prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, or international agencies, or for doctoral studies.

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The College of Arts and Sciences offers certificate programs in African-New World Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Transnational and Regional Studies, among other. The graduate program encourages its MA students to pursue regional certification in conjunction with their work in the MA program in International Studies from Florida International University.


New students should meet with the Graduate Program Director at the beginning of the semester of matriculation to plan their programs of study. The Department also conducts a graduate student orientation early in the Fall, and all students should attend this orientation at least once, ordinarily at the beginning of their first semester in the program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Space, Place and Identity
  • Political Economy of International Relations
  • Contemporary Dynamics of International Relations
  • Research Design in International Relations
  • Approaches to Area Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-refundable application fee (currently $30.00)
  • Official transcripts of all university coursework 
  • Official copy of the GRE scores 
  • Official copy of the TOEFL
  • Unofficial photocopies of all of the above documents 
  • Letters of recommendation from university teachers and professors who have knowledge of the applicant's academic qualifications.
  • A personal statement of approximately 3 pages, double-spaced, explaining the candidate's interest in pursuing a graduate degree and describing the expected focus of the candidate's graduate research. 
  • The Department’s supplemental application form (available from the PIR website)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1002 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1002 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    456 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 456 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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