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International Studies (B.A. & M.A.)

Qualified students can apply for admission to the linked B.A./M.A graduate degree program in international studies. The program allows exceptional students majoring in International Studies to count up to 12 credit hours of International Studies courses toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 discrete credits for the undergraduate degree and 30 discrete credits for the graduate degree).

International Studies (B.A. & M.A.)


Description


What is International Studies at ODU like?

Qualified students can apply for admission to the linked B.A./M.A graduate degree program in international studies. The program allows exceptional students majoring in International Studies to count up to 12 credit hours of International Studies courses toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 discrete credits for the undergraduate degree and 30 discrete credits for the graduate degree).

Program Highlights


What makes International Studies at ODU unique?

  • Students may enroll in approved graduate classes while completing the BA degree.

  • Students may potentially complete both BA and MA within five years.

  • The graduate program is the only such in the United States that is NATO accredited.

  • Students have the opportunity to attend and present at the annual International Studies conference at ODU.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Wondering what you can do with a degree from ODU's this program? Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Graduates of this program have gone on to work as foreign service officers, media analyst, and international programs advisors.

Broadcast News Analysts

$88,250

MEDIAN SALARY


Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

Political Scientists

$112,030

MEDIAN SALARY


Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

FBI, NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), Department of State, US Army

Courses


What are some courses offered in International Studies at ODU?

IS 601:
Seminar in International Relations Theory


Surveys major theoretical approaches to international relations and foreign policy. A systematic introduction designed to lay a foundation for advanced graduate study.

IS 606:
American Foreign Policy and World Order


NON-GPIS STUDENTS MUST RECEIVE PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for International Studies at ODU?

Students entering the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's of Art Program program in International Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Applicants must be a declared major in the B.A. program in international studies (BAIS). Other requirements include:

  • A minimum of 60 hours completed, including at least six hours of 300/400 courses in the major.

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 at the time of application.

  • Application to the linked B.A./M.A. program in international studies, approved by both the B.A. and M.A. directors.

  • Take the GRE during the last semester of BAIS work with an expected minimum score of 1100 (verbal and quantitative totals).

  • Complete an application form for Old Dominion University graduate admission. Students specializing in a region (e.g. Asia, Europe, Middle East, etc.) are encouraged to complete a minor at the undergraduate level.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Location:

7004 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3855


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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