24 months
30906 USD/year
30906 USD/year
11700 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Masters of International Studies at North Carolina State University is a professional interdisciplinary degree program that prepares students for careers in government service, international institutions and non-governmental organizations. Hallmarks of the program include its diverse faculty, small class size, open exchange of ideas and a global student body.


The Masters of International Studies at North Carolina State University  combines a core curriculum with a 15-hour regional, topical, professional, or technical specialization, such as environment and sustainable development, economic development, East Asia, Europe, public administration, or forestry, to name just a few options. 

The MIS is designed to be a terminal, professional degree.

Upon graduation, most students move into jobs in:

  • government service
  • non-profit management
  • student services in higher education (international students, study abroad)
  • the private sector.

The strength of the program is its diversity of faculty from many different disciplines and small class size. In most classes, students are able to interact closely with faculty and fellow students in a seminar format that provides an excellent environment for the exchange of ideas. The richness of the student body from many countries around the world enhances this interaction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in International Studies 
  • Colloquium in International Studies 
  • Independent Study 
  • Internship in International Studies 
  • Master's Supervised Teaching 
  • Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time Registration 
  • Master's Examination 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
    • Personal Statement
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • Interview/resume/essays
    • Test Scores
    • Proof of English Proficiency

Work experience

American students must have a significant foreign study or work experience of at least 12 weeks. This may be prior experience or one that is undertaken while enrolled in the MIS program. International students fulfill this requirement by living and studying in the United States while pursuing the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30906 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30906 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Raleigh

1085 - 1853 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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