Global Studies, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 33 Hours

Core Course Requirements
Required Hours
GS 5013Contemporary Issues in Global Studies3
GS 5233Global Competitive Environment3
GS 5313Global Communication and Public Diplomacy3
GS 5413Global Development3
GS 5513Global Crisis Management3
Research Hours
GS 5133Research Design and Methods for Global Studies3
Hours Subtotal18
Focus Area Requirements
Select 9 focus area hours9
Select 6 Thesis hours6
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours33

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 33 Hours

Core Course Requirements
Required Hours
GS 5013Contemporary Issues in Global Studies3
GS 5233Global Competitive Environment3
GS 5313Global Communication and Public Diplomacy3
GS 5413Global Development3
GS 5513Global Crisis Management3
Research Hours
GS 5133Research Design and Methods for Global Studies3
Hours Subtotal18
Focus Area Requirements
Select 12 focus area hours12
Select 3 Creative Component hours3
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours33

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level