The mission of the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS) is to educate and train students for internationally-oriented leadership positions in academia, government, and the private sector. GPIS faculty and curriculum emphasize transnational and global perspective as critical prerequisites for successful engagement with an inter-connected world.
Globally oriented and committed to the interdisciplinary approach, the Graduate Program in International Studies offer a wide range of courses in seven fields of study including: US Foreign Policy and International Relations; International Political Economy and Development; Conflict and Cooperation; Comparative and Regional Studies; Transnationalism, Interdependence and Power; Modeling and Simulation; International Cultural Studies.
At GPIS, the International Studies Program is truly inter-disciplinary, reflecting the need to educate future leaders capable of navigating complex environments. Hence we draw faculty from many different academic departments and colleges across the university. Our goal is to offer an exciting, engaging, and relevant curriculum to students who want to make a difference; students who want to explore new approaches to understanding the world and seek innovative solutions. To this end, we attract students from all over the world and are especially proud of the many Fulbright students who have joined us.
Our faculty is outstanding, internationally acclaimed; their mentorship is unrivalled. Faculty leadership in research and teaching is critical for an ambitious graduate program and the wealth of experience offered by GPIS faculty equips students for competitive careers in a global market place.
Above all, GPIS is a place of intellectual challenge and exploration. We lead the university in interdisciplinary, international education; we run an annual Graduate Research Conference, organize international conferences, engage in exciting crisis simulation exercises on NATO, the European Union, and humanitarian assistance, offer internships through NATO’s Allied Command Transformation and the NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center, and facilitate a vibrant GPIS community through the Graduate Society in International Studies
Old Dominion Univeristy is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.
The University's programs are also accredited by numerous specialized and professional accrediting agencies.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL score of 570
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: MA: 33 PhD: 78 (with
In State Tuition (per year): 7126 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 17602 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999