Dec 06, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Master of Arts in International Studies

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The M.A. in International Studies in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers an accelerated undergraduate/graduate program in the Master of Arts in International Studies. This program enables Chapman students to begin taking graduate coursework in their senior year of their B.A. program and complete the M.A. the following year. Students apply to the M.A. in January of their junior year. Students will receive conditional admission to the program, pending completion of their B.A. degree as stipulated in the graduate catalog (see explanation of conditional admission in the graduate catalog). If accepted to the M.A. program, students can take up to 12 approved graduate credits during their senior year. These credits can be used to satisfy the undergraduate graduation requirements and count toward the M.A. in International Studies.

The application process, prerequisites, GPA and graduate program requirements are as specified for the M.A. in International Studies program.

Admission to the program and prerequisites

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following:

  1. Application to the Master of Arts in International Studies program.
  2. Official transcripts.
  3. Cumulative GPA at graduation > 3.300.
  4. Graduate Record Examination GRE will be waived for current Chapman students applying to the accelerated program.
  5. As a current Chapman student, applying to the Accelerated Masters degree program, the department has agreed to waive the recommendation letter requirement for your application. In the online application, please enter the name, email, and phone number for two faculty or staff members at Chapman who support you as a candidate for this program.
  6. Submit an essay expressing your reasons for wanting to join the particular academic program to which you are applying. What are your personal and career goals, and how will this particular degree from Chapman University help you reach those goals? Your essay should be double spaced, size 12 font, and 2-4 pages in length.

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