You might decide to continue your education in international studies or a related field in a graduate program leading to an master or doctoral degree. A graduate degree opens professional opportunities not available for job applicants with an undergraduate degree.

RIT 4 + 1 Option: MS or MBA

Undergraduate majors in the RIT international studies program can obtain a graduate degree in International Business or Science, Technology, and Public Policy with just one additional (fifth) year of study. The international business field offers—in cooperation with the College of Business—an accelerated option that permits qualified international studies’ majors to obtain an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree after one additional year of study. Similarly, in cooperation with the public policy program, international studies offers an accelerated option that allows qualified students to obtain an M.S. (Master of Science) degree in science, technology, and public policy after one additional year of study. According to these options, students may waive up to six graduate level foundation courses by taking designated undergraduate courses.

Graduate Schools

Check out the graduate programs available in the United States: search for degrees offered, program requirements, area specializations, and available financial support and fellowships.

General search for graduate schools: International and Global Studies

Professional Schools

There are also many professional schools that offer graduate degrees in specific areas like International Affairs, International Development, International Relations, Public Policy, or International Human Rights.

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA): See Commonly Asked questions along with links to programs by fields of specialization and those with joint degrees.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management: Links to graduate schools of public policy.

Graduate Study & Research Institutes in International Relations

PeaceCorps Graduate School Programs
Incorporates peace-corps experience with forty different U.S. International Masters Programs and thirty fellowships:

Institute of International Education
Clearinghouse of scholarships, fellowships, financial aid including publications of graduate schools in other countries:

Professional Degrees in International and Global Studies
Master degrees in International Human Rights, International Security, International Development, and other specializations.

University of Denver:

George Washington University—Elliott School of International Affairs

Master of Arts programs in area or topical specializations: