Students choose between:
- Master of Science or Master of Arts
Master of Arts requirement: six (6) credits minimum of coursework in history, modern language, philosophy or religion.
*The program does not recommend one of type degree over the other
- Comprehensive Exam Track or Thesis Track
Comprehensive Exam track: 31 credit hours
Thesis track: 31 credit hours
Master’s in International Affairs degree must complete:
- CORE coursework (7 credits):
- Seminar in International Affairs (3)
- Problems of Globalism (3)
- Colloquium (1)
- DEVELOPING WORLD coursework (6 credits):
- Courses focusing on the developing or post-communist world (i.e. outside of the United states, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
- DEPARTMENTAL coursework (9 credits):
- At least nine (9), but no more than eighteen (18), hours in one of the participating departments.
- Every semester, there will be an approved course list to choose your classes from. (3)
- ELECTIVE coursework (8 – 10 credits):
- The remaining credits left for the degree will be taken from the approved course list, from the participating departments.
- Students may also study abroad, or complete internships for credit – to complete their remaining elective hours. For info on this, click here (3)
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE requirement:
_____ Above INTERMEDIATE LEVEL on the FSU Placement exam or 2220 equivalent
_____ 12 semester hours in a foreign language with an average grade of at least 3.0, “B”
_____ 4 years of a single language in high school
_____ Graduate Reading Knowledge Examinations (GER 5069, ITA 5069, POR 5069, RUS 5069, SPN 5069)
_____ If first language is not English: TOELF
- PASS COMPREHENSIVE EXAM OR SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND THESIS
Is funding available for students?
Yes, but it is limited. Please visit here for more information on funding opportunities.